Three Transgender Women Take on Texas Law Barring Them from Changing Their Names While Incarcerated and For Two years After Release
Date:  12-16-2019

Attorney for the women claims denying the name changes increases risk of depression and suicide
From ABC News:

Three transgender women have filed a lawsuit challenging a Texas law that bars federal prison inmates from legally changing their names while in custody and within two years after serving their sentence.

Donna Langan and Teresa De Barbarac are still serving time, but Alexandra Carson has been recently released. They argue that their inability to legally change their names is a cruel and unusual punishment.

Gov. Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton are listed as defendants in the lawsuit filed Wednesday. Their offices declined to comment. Continue reading >>>