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Trans ex-inmates are fighting for the right to change their name despite past convictions

Eight trans people who have criminal records are suing Illinois for the right to change their legal names. Under current laws, people with convictions are prohibited from changing their names. Illinois laws means that access to a legal name change is restricted if you have certain criminal convictions like identity theft. Reyna Ortiz, 39, is a trans advocate and one of the plaintiffs suing for the right to change her legal name. She has gone by Reyna for more than 20 years, but it’s not her legal name – and...
IllinoisName changeNewsTranstrans inmatesUS

Trans ex-inmates are fighting for the right to change their name despite past convictions

Eight trans people who have criminal records are suing Illinois for the right to change their legal names. Under current laws, people with convictions are prohibited from changing their names. Illinois laws means that access to a legal name change is restricted if you have certain criminal convictions like identity theft. Reyna Ortiz, 39, is a trans advocate and one of the plaintiffs suing for the right to change her legal name. She has gone by Reyna for more than 20 years, but it’s not her legal name – and...
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Chicago Area’s largest high school district votes to allow trans students facility access

ShutterstockNow, students in this district will not need to file lawsuits or seek injunctions to use their designated bathrooms. https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2019/11/chicago-areas-largest-high-school-district-votes-allow-trans-students-facility-access/...
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