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Name Change

A federal court in Texas dismissed a group of currently and formerly incarcerated transgender persons’ suit challenging the constitutionality of the state’s Family Code, which prohibits people from legally changing their names while they are in prison or on community supervision and within two years of their release.

AUSTIN, Texas — A federal court in Texas dismissed a suit from a transgender group of currently and formerly incarcerated people challenging the constitutionality of the state’s Family Code, which prohibits people from legally changing their names while they are in prison or on community supervision and within two years of their release.  

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