Transgender Caitlyn Jenner legally a woman

The transgender Olympian formerly known as Bruce Jenner sought the court ruling earlier this month but asked that much of her file remain under seal to protect her privacy and safety.

  • Published:
Caitlyn Jenner legally a woman play

Caitlyn Jenner legally a woman

24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

A US judge on Friday approved a request by Olympic gold medallist Caitlyn Jenner to have her name and gender legally changed.

Los Angeles Superior Court judge Gerald Rosenberg issued the ruling during a brief hearing that was not attended by Jenner.

The transgender Olympian formerly known as Bruce Jenner sought the court ruling earlier this month but asked that much of her file remain under seal to protect her privacy and safety.

"I believe the widespread dissemination of my personal information will compromise both my privacy and my safety given the public interest in my transition, which is not all positive, and will significantly increase the likelihood I would receive further threatening attention," Jenner, 65, said.

Birth name replaced

Friday's ruling means that Jenner's birth name William Bruce Jenner will now be replaced by Caitlyn Marie Jenner.

Jenner became an American sports hero by setting a world record in the decathlon at the Montreal Olympics in 1976.

But it was through marriage to the former Kris Kardashian — matriarch of the television reality show empire with whom he had two daughters — that Jenner once again became a household name.

Jenner came out as a transgender woman in a television interview in April, when she discussed how she had been grappling her gender identity since childhood.

She unveiled her new first name and look in June.

Source: nation.co.ke

Download our mobile app today.

Android - Google Play Store

iPhone - Apple App Store

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Relationship Goals I have a crush on Prince Harry - Miss Universe Ghana 2014bullet
2 Great Fall Gifty Osei to sue media houses for false reportagebullet
3 Miss Queen Beauty Universe 2016 "I can't date a short man" - Abena...bullet
4 Elikem, Pokello This sweet photo of ex-BBA stars, sonbullet
5 Social media trolls Kafui Danku reacts to attacks directed at...bullet
6 Surprise! Sarkodie to organise private party for 100 lucky fansbullet
7 Confirmed!!! My fiancé sent nude photos to another woman -...bullet
8 Chrissy Teigen Model hailed over stretch mark photobullet
9 Photos Blakk Rasta appointed lecturer at the University...bullet
10 Head Over Heels Lordina Mahama goes mad over John Mahamabullet

Top Videos

1 Fufu Yvonne Okoro "drives" fufu in a video that shows her homely sidebullet
2 Help Help me gain weight - Hamamat Montia pleads with fansbullet
3 Okyeame Kwame's Wife We have sex everyday to prevent cheating - Annicabullet
4 Video 'Pregnant' Lydia Forson dances to Shatta Wale's "Kakai"bullet
5 Watch Fan throws egg at Mzbel on stage in Belgiumbullet
6 Video A-Plus talks about Ex-president Mahamabullet
7 Video Grace Omaboe regrets doing politics openlybullet
8 Pulse TV Elaine Attoh reveals her favourite actorsbullet
9 Video Majid Michel reveals why he has an ‘unusual’ voicebullet
10 Video Rev. Owusu Bempah talks about celebrity deaths...bullet

Celebs