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I can understand the Indiana law regarding name changes, and I’m fairly certain that the law was not created specifically to target transgender people to make their lives more difficult.

However, there should be some kind of mechanism for an exception in cases where inability to change one’s name subjects one to harassment and derision (at best) to possible denial of medical care or getting unnecessarily in trouble with the law (at worst).

Especially when we’re talking about someone who has lived in this country for years and has DACA status, and it can be shown that the name change request is for reasons other than attempting to hide one’s identity.

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