A trans woman is challenging Italy’s refusal to allow her to stay married to her wife.
Alessandra Bernaroli, a banker, says she and her wife deserve to continue their happy marriage of nine years.
Her wife, also named Alessandra, wishes to remain married.
The Bernarolis, from Bologna in northern Italy, took the case to the courts after their local council ruled they could no longer be identified as married when they tried to renew their identity cards.
The Constitutional Court in Rome will decide on the case this week.