THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — California’s Gov. Jerry Brown streamlined the name change process for transgender Californians by signing into law a bill that eliminates the need for a court-ordered public hearing prior to making such a change.
Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, brought the bill to the floor of the California Assembly with support from the Transgender Law Center and Equality California. Trans people’s concerns about being publicly outed under the previous name change system prompted this group to take legislative action.
What happens in California doesn’t stay in California. I expect legislation like this to eventually make its way across the country, ridding archaic name change processes that may still exist in other states.
Previously Gov. Brown signed a K-12 equality bill: https://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2013/07/04/updated-californias-trans-equality-in-k-12-schools-bill-on-gov-browns-desk/
Other LGBT-related legislation signed by Gov. Brown this week: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/New-law-helps-transgenders-adjust-birth-4879759.php
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