TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Sep 22, 2017
A three-judge appellate panel has ruled in favor of a transgender teen who was twice denied the ability to change his name by a Williamson County court, WPLN reports. Although the teen’s parents, doctor, therapist and a teacher all gave statement in support of the name change, Williamson County Circuit Court Judge Deanna B. Johnson twice rejected his request. "Petitioners presented three witnesses and the statements of three professionals, all of which stated unequivocally that the requested name change is in the child’s best interest," Judge Frank G. Clement, Jr. wrote for the appellate ruling.