Caitlyn Jenner Name, Gender Change Made OFFICIAL By Judge After Court Hearing
Caitlyn Jenner is officially a woman in the eyes of the law in the state of California.
On Friday, a judge granted Jenner permission to legally change her name from William Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn Marie Jenner. Additionally, her request for her gender to be changed from male to female was also approved. Jenner herself did not appear in court.
Instead, it’s believed a lawyer went to the Santa Monica hearing before Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gerald Rosenberg on her behalf. During the extremely short proceedings, Judge Rosenberg asked if anyone objected to Jenner’s petition. When no one did, he gave his official seal of approval.
With that taken care of, Jenner can now apply for a new driver’s license and Social Security card, in addition to other government documents, such as a passport. Gossip Cop first confirmed Jenner’s plans to legally make her transition official just 10 days ago. To protect her privacy and in the wake of serious threats, some personal information has been redacted from her legal filings.
Jenner learned about the process of making her new identity official during a recent “I Am Cait” episode. Then, on the season finale, she had a symbolic ceremony to commemorate her new name. Watch the clips below.