A court petition of an Olympic gold medalist Caitlyn Jenner to have her name and gender legally changed was finally approved on Friday, September 25 by an LA court.

Los Angeles Country Superior Court Judge Gerald Rosemberg issued the ruling during a brief hearing that was not attended by Jenner.

To protect her privacy and safety, a transgender Bruce Jenner and a former Olympian had sought and asked the court ruling that much of her file remain under seal.

Jenner, 65, said, “I believe the widespread dissemination of my personal information will compromise both my privacy and my safety given the public interest in my transition, which is not all positive, and will significantly increase the likelihood I would receive further threatening attention.

The ruling on Friday means that Jenner’s birth name William Bruce Jenner will now be replaced by Caitlyn Marie Jenner.

Jenner became an American sports hero by setting a world record in the decathlon at the Montreal Olympics in 1976.

But it was through marriage to the former Kris Kardashian – matriarch of the television reality show empire with whom he had two daughters – that Jenner once again became a household name.

By: Robert Beerlak

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