In what the court characterized as a matter of “first impression in this state,” New Jersey Superior Court Judge Marcia Silva granted a transgender teenager a change of name from Veronica to Trevor on March 17. “At the parties’ request,” wrote Judge Silva, “this court has used the parties’ real names. It was also Trevor’s desire that his name be used in this opinion.” The opinion was approved for publication on June 28. The case … <Read More>
The Texas 14th District Court of Appeals in Houston upheld a trial judge’s denial of a transgender man’s request for a “gender designation change” embodied in a court order on August 2. In re Rocher, 2016 WL 4131626, 2016 Tex. App. LEXIS 8266. The court’s ruling turned on the absence of any Texas statute or regulation specifically authorizing courts to grant such requests.
According to the opinion for the three-judge panel by Justice … <Read More>