Sunday, January 19, 2020
In an advisory opinion Wednesday, as The Hill reported, Duncan said that it was "convention," not "binding precedent," for the courts to refer to a transgender-identifying litigant by their chosen gender pronouns.
Jett, back in 2012, pleaded guilty to child pornography charges when he was legally known as Norman Varner.
Jett wanted the court records updated to reflect the fact he had a different name. He also wanted all gender pronouns in the paperwork to be changed to "she/her."
A lower court ruled that Jett had no claim given that there was no "defect" in the original paperwork, considering that he was legally referred to as Norman Varner at the time of the crimes.
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