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Chaz Bono: I’m a Legal Man

Posted Thursday May 6, 2010 1:48 PM GMT

He’s been on a long road to gender reassignment, and now Chaz Bono is a man in the legal capacity.

According to a report, a judge in Santa Monica granted Bono’s petition for a gender and name change today.

Transgender Law Center director Kristina Wertz told press, “Chaz couldn’t be happier. This is an important step in his transition and will allow him to change a variety of his identity documents to show who he truly is.”

Chaz added, "It's hard for me to articulate how this feels – when you've lived your whole life in a body and having everybody relate to you as something you don't feel. When that finally gets righted, it's just amazing. I finally get to live my life the way I've always wanted to."