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Warren County Judge Reverses His Decision To Deny Name Change To Transgender Teen

Mar 15, 2019

Judge Joseph Kirby
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A Warren County probate judge has reversed his earlier denial of a transgender teen's name change request following a rebuke from a state appeals court.  

Joseph Kirby says the name change "is in the best interest of the child."  Kirby previously said the teen lacked the "maturity, knowledge and stability" to make the decision. The 12th District Court of Appeals ruled his denial  was "arbitrary, unreasonable, unconscionable and based solely upon the transgender status of the applicant's child."