Oklahoma Judge Refuses to Let Men Planning Sex-Change Operations Have Feminine Names
Graves does not, for scientific reasons. He has concluded a person cannot really change his or her sex because the person’s DNA stays the same.
In an unusual move, the judge sought out an expert opinion from a physician.
“A so-called sex-change surgery can make one appear to be the opposite sex, but in fact they are nothing more than an imitation of the opposite sex,” the judge wrote in a seven-page order last year.
“Here, petitioner has not even had the surgery by which his sex purports to be changed. Thus, based on the foregoing and the DNA evidence, a sex change cannot make a man a woman or a woman a man all of which, the Court finds is sufficient in and of itself to deny petitioner’s request for a name change,” Graves wrote.
“To grant a name change in this case would be to assist that which is fraudulent,” Graves wrote. “It is notable that Genesis 1:27-28 states: ‘So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth …’ The DNA code shows God meant for them to stay male and female.”
While I may agree that a “sex change” doesn’t make someone the opposite sex I think it has zip to do with changing your name. If I want to change my name to Clanky Hubcap then that’s my business and I’m not really interested in your opinion on the masculinity or femininity of this or that arrangement of letters. Further more it’s none of your goddamn business.