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Robina Asti Wins an Important Legal Battle for Transgender Couples

Robina Asti Wins an Important Legal Battle for Transgender Couples

In the Navy during World War II, Robert Astey flew combat missions, and later became a commercial pilot, a mutual fund senior vice president, as well as a husband and father to three children. Then at age 55 he began a transition to living as a woman, renamed Robina Asti, and was soon legally recognized as female. Today, at age 93, after a "glorious romance" with a the husband she met in 1980, she has become something else - a trailblazer, having won a victory that makes it much easier for transgender spouses to get Social Security survivor benefits. The Naval lieutenant (who

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