Caitlyn Jenner is officially a woman as Los Angeles Superior Court approves …

25 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Caitlyn Jenner Legally Declared a Woman.

A judge on Friday approved Caitlyn Jenner’s request to formally change her name and gender, marking another milestone in the Olympic gold medalist’s public transition as a transgender woman. SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — She proclaimed her new name on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine, but Caitlyn Jenner’s transition from her old identity as Bruce Jenner is finally official. According to the Associated Press, the 65-year-old requested the change to ”better match my identity.” Superior Court Judge Gerald Rosenberg granted the petition to call Jenner “Caitlyn Marie” instead of her birth name, “William Bruce,” after Jenner submitted a medical declaration and passed a background check. Earlier this year, Jenner granted V.F.’s Pulitzer Prize–winning contributing editor Buzz Bissinger unprecedented access to her life for the magazine’s landmark feature.

Some details that accompanied her petition were redacted after Jenner cited privacy concerns and threats she says she has received during her transition. Jenner won a gold medal in the decathlon at the 1976 Olympics and was married to Kris Jenner, mother to the Kardashian sisters, for more than 20 years. Without knowing the clinical term for what he was feeling—gender dysphoria—he found himself “fascinated by it all,” just as he felt “scared to death somebody was going to find out.” Because there was nobody he could talk to about it. Caitlyn Jenner appeared on their reality series, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” and has documented her transition on her own TV series, “I Am Cait.” Los Angeles prosecutors are still considering whether to file a criminal case against Jenner over a February traffic collision on the Pacific Coast Highway that left a woman dead.

Sheriff’s investigators determined Jenner was traveling at an unsafe speed for the road conditions, and there was enough evidence to support a charge of vehicular manslaughter, the department said last month.

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