Judge Rosenberg grants Jenner’s petition to change her name and gender during a brief hearing at LA Superior Court. Jenner does not attend but is represented by two lawyers. The approval means Jenner’s new name is Caitlyn Marie Jenner, replacing her birth name of William Bruce Jenner. She can now get documents — including a driver’s license and Social Security card — that conform to her new identity. Some details of the petition are redacted for provacy reasons:
Although public support for my transition has been overwhelmingly supportive, I am also receiving unwelcome negative attention from private citizens, including threats of bodily harm.