The Advocate
September 9, 2013

A bill that would help facilitate legal name changes for transgender people was passed by the California State Legislature on Friday.

Authored by Assembly Majority Leader Toni Atkins, Assembly Bill 1121 passed by a vote of 56-18.

If signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, it will provide an easier and more inexpensive process for Californians seeking to change their name to correspond to their gender identity. The new system will also protect their privacy.