Saturday, June 11, 2016

Will the Left defend this judge?: Judge J. David Roper under fire for declining transgender man's request for name change

A White judge from the South? 
Maybe he’s a Republican?  Nah, he’s a judge.  It doesn’t matter what color he is and what part of the country he’s from, right?
Fox News reports a Georgia judge is under fire for refusing to change the name of a transgender man, saying his choice was too masculine and could be misleading.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday that attorneys for Rowan Feldhaus filed a brief with the Georgia Court of Appeals this week saying that Columbia County Superior Court Judge J. David Roper overstepped his authority by refusing to allow Feldhaus to change his name from Rebeccah Elizabeth to Rowan Elijah.

The 24-year-old Feldhaus was born a female but identifies as a male, according to the paper. Roper heard the petition for a name change in February and turned it down in March. Roper apparently had an issue with Feldhaus’ choice of Elijah as a middle name.
“I don’t know anybody named Elijah who’s female,”

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