Friday, November 28, 2008

NY court removes bar to transgender name changes

By MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Associated Press Writer
November 26, 2008

ALBANY, N.Y. - A midlevel appeals court ruled Wednesday that a transgender individual can change from traditionally male to traditionally female first and middle names, regardless of potential confusion.

The case involved Earl William Golden III's petition to change names to Elisabeth Whitney Golden. A lower court had concluded the proposed change was "fraught with possible confusion." more...