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Oklahoma judge bars trans people from changing names

alimarko:

trlr:

fuzzyhorns:

Oh cool I’m a fraudster in Oklahoma. “Citing the Bible, Judge Bill Graves says transgender men and women are changing their names for ‘fraudulent purposes’”

This only has 6 notes because… Why? This is important people.

Excerpt:

“Oklahoma County district judge Bill Graves, a former state legislator, cited the Bible in disallowing the name changes, claiming trans people are ‘making the changes for fraudulent purposes’.

Last year, in an order denying a name change, Graves said: ‘A so called sex- change surgery can make one appear to be the opposite sex, but in fact they are nothing more than an imitation of the opposite sex.’”

Wow, fuck this guy. Nevermind that trans* people face every difficulty and stigma when seeking surgery or hormones. They’re obbbvvviiioously doing it to trick the government.

Also, why is the phrase “cited the Bible” even a thing when we’re talking about legal proceedings? You can cite the constitution. You cannot “cite” the Bible about the laws you inflict on other people. NOPE. SORRY.

God dammit.

This is pretty shit. 

(via feministbecky)