Name Change

An Indiana appeals court ruled that a trial court failed to uphold the law by requiring a transgender man seeking to change his name and gender marker on government records to publish notice of his petition in a local newspaper. The court also refused to seal the record and required him to produce medical evidence of “an actual physical change” to his body.

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Transgender in Prison

The 11th Circuit ruled that an inmate’s claims against the Florida Department of Corrections’ now-repealed “freeze frame” policy limiting transgender inmates to the medical treatments they were receiving when they were taken into custody are moot. The circuit court also found the department did not violate the Eighth Amendment when it refused the inmate’s request to wear long hair, makeup and women’s undergarments.

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