OKlahoma county judge overruled, Transgender woman allowed name change

KFOR Oklahoma City reports that “today an Oklahoma transgender female was granted the name change she had been previously denied.
According to reports, the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals reversed Oklahoma County Judge Bill Grave’s refusal to grant a name change to a transgender individual.”

A little history and a painful reminder of how prejudice can be masked with religious beliefs to twist the law and deny others their constitutional rights. From 2012, a report by the OK News Network “Oklahoma judge refuses to let men planning sex-change operations have feminine names.”

District Judge Bill Graves had denied her name change stating

“To grant a name change in this case would be to assist that which is fraudulent,” Graves wrote. “It is notable that Genesis 1:27-28 states: ‘So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth …’ The DNA code shows God meant for them to stay male and female.”

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3 Responses to OKlahoma county judge overruled, Transgender woman allowed name change

  1. Jennifer Baggarly March 22, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    Since any Hindu religion practices transgender, this judge has denied constitutional rights to an individual based on his religion of christianity. He is no different than the islamist clerics that dictate their religious views and interpretations in suppressing inalienable rights if individuals. Only in America.

  2. Tushiyah March 23, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    I wonder how the good judge would rule on a person who is XXY, or XO, or XXYY? The human genome is not as simple as he is!!!

  3. Abby Frost March 24, 2014 at 12:47 am

    This same discrimination happened to me , twice