I have a rather particular question that I would like some advice on.
When I was in college, I went to class with a person who was “transgender.” This individual was born female but made medical transitions and took hormones to appear male. (I am not 100% sure of this, as I never spoke to this person, but in our class it was known that this was the case. And old pictures of this person found online very clearly indicates that this person was very clearly female.) This person was also dating a woman. Sometime after I left college, I saw online that this person got “married” to their then girlfriend. When I looked at their pictures, I was dumbfounded. I saw what appeared to be a few wedding pictures in a Catholic Church that I go to! And I’m planning to get married at that same church!
The priest there is VERY traditional and I am extremely doubtful that he was aware of this person’s true identity as a woman. Because on the outside, this person appears male. This person was also recently baptized as a Catholic, so it would be very easy for them to put their desired sex on the paperwork as “male” as opposed to “female”.
I am now wondering if I should contact the priest that married them, and make him aware of the situation. Knowing the people and their group of friends and family, I’m likely the only one who would come forward. But I don’t know what to do…do I meet with the priest and discuss this? (I really don’t want to do that…) or compose an email to him?? Or do I mind my own business?
I need some advice please!