Transgender woman seeks fee waiver

Transgender woman seeks fee waiver

There are 26 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jan 17, 2008, titled Transgender woman seeks fee waiver. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

A transgender woman who wants to change her legal name from "Donald" to "Daunn" asked the state Supreme Court Thursday to order Will County's chief judge to waive about $450 in court fees because of her low ...

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Jim T

Chicago, IL

#1 Jan 18, 2008
If Donald/Daunn can afford a sex change he/she should be able to afford the name change fee. We're not talking thousands of dollars here. Just make payments if you can't cover the lump sum.
Tired2

Bolingbrook, IL

#2 Jan 18, 2008
Doesn't she/he know that buying womens clothes is much more expensive than mens clothes.
TOM SLICK

Chicago, IL

#3 Jan 18, 2008
Trib, and why is this news? Should be in the comic section.
David

Northbrook, IL

#4 Jan 18, 2008
This would be censored if it was in the comic section.
Mark

United States

#5 Jan 18, 2008
"Lawyers for the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, a civil rights group for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders, are representing Turner."
A civil right issue? You've got to be kidding!
I wonder what these guys services are worth, more that $450?
Buckington the 3rd

United States

#6 Jan 18, 2008
First of all why would you change your name to Daunn? You may as well call yourself Trailertrashia. If you're going to go through all of the effort then why not pick a fun name? Second, pay up you shouldn't get any special treatments

Since: Jan 08

Bolingbrook, IL

#7 Jan 18, 2008
Jim T wrote:
If Donald/Daunn can afford a sex change he/she should be able to afford the name change fee. We're not talking thousands of dollars here. Just make payments if you can't cover the lump sum.
I'll be the first to admit I don't know alot about these things but transgender mean you had a sex change or does it just mean you are living as the opposite sex.
Dienne

United States

#8 Jan 18, 2008
Tired2 wrote:
<quoted text>I'll be the first to admit I don't know alot about these things but transgender mean you had a sex change or does it just mean you are living as the opposite sex.
From some trainings I've had for volunteering with hotlines and rape crisis centers:

It can mean either. Usually "transgender" is distinguished from "transvestite" in that transgender people actually feel that they are or were meant to be the opposite gender. Transvestites just dress as the opposite gender but still identify as their own gender. There isn't necessarily a clear boundary between the two.

There are several stages to a sex change and a transgender person may choose none, some or all of them. There's hormone treatment, top surgery and bottom surgery. A complete sex change can run in the hundreds of thousands, so I doubt Don/Daunn has had the whole she-bang.
Sane

Franklin Park, IL

#9 Jan 18, 2008
No special attention/waiver of fees for these whack jobs. This sex change nonsense is so over-the-top. They are all nut cases, for crissake!
Boy George

Palatine, IL

#10 Jan 18, 2008
Why doesn't it find a Sugar Mama/Daddy to pay for it.

What kind of article is this???????
Steve H

United States

#11 Jan 18, 2008
Sounds like the judge was correct, name change is optional. If Don wants to legally be called Daunn she should get a job to pay for the fee just like anyone else.
Wolfgang Eli

Union, MO

#12 Jan 18, 2008
According to the online news site 365Gay, "Under Illinois law, all low-income individuals who cannot afford court fees are entitled to a waiver of fees associated with legal proceedings."

The full article can be read here: http://www.365gay.com/Newscon08/01/011808name...

Daunn is entitled to equal treatment under the law. This case smacks of overt discrimination.
Wolfgang Eli

Union, MO

#13 Jan 18, 2008
Sane wrote:
No special attention/waiver of fees for these whack jobs. This sex change nonsense is so over-the-top. They are all nut cases, for crissake!
How is it "over-the-top" to undergo medical treatment in order to correct a birth defect? Are all people born with physical anomalies "whack jobs?"

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Since: Jun 07

Beaverton, OR

#14 Jan 19, 2008
Tired2 wrote:
<quoted text>I'll be the first to admit I don't know alot about these things but transgender mean you had a sex change or does it just mean you are living as the opposite sex.
Transgender is an umbrella term used to cover the complete gender variant community. Crossdressers are "transgender" and the vast majority of them are straight men that simply feel the nned to express their feminine side.(For the most part, as all definitions are not 100% true).

You are refering more to transexuals, I believe. A transexual is one with a deep and strong feeling that they have been born into the wrong body. If you are seriously interested..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transsexual

If you have serious questions, feel free to ask as their are several of us monitoring the boards all the time to that we can answer these typs of questions.

Patti
HANGMAN

United States

#15 Jan 19, 2008
Must be a slow news day

Since: Jan 08

Bolingbrook, IL

#16 Jan 19, 2008
Pgetty wrote:
<quoted text>
Transgender is an umbrella term used to cover the complete gender variant community. Crossdressers are "transgender" and the vast majority of them are straight men that simply feel the nned to express their feminine side.(For the most part, as all definitions are not 100% true).
Thanks.
You are refering more to transexuals, I believe. A transexual is one with a deep and strong feeling that they have been born into the wrong body. If you are seriously interested..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transsexual
If you have serious questions, feel free to ask as their are several of us monitoring the boards all the time to that we can answer these typs of questions.
Patti
Thanks
catso

Melrose Park, IL

#18 Jan 19, 2008
Boy George wrote:
Why doesn't it find a Sugar Mama/Daddy to pay for it.
What kind of article is this???????
Really! She can hook up with Eddie Murphy. He's available again.
Tiny Tim

United States

#19 Jan 21, 2008
Wolfgang Eli wrote:
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How is it "over-the-top" to undergo medical treatment in order to correct a birth defect? Are all people born with physical anomalies "whack jobs?"
A wiener is not an abnormality.
Wolfgang Eli

Columbia, MO

#20 Jan 21, 2008
Tiny Tim wrote:
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A wiener is not an abnormality.
Transsexualism is an intersex condition believed to be caused by hormone imbalances in the womb during fetal development. One thing that is certain is that male-to-female transsexuals have a structurally female brain and female to male transsexuals have a structurally male brain.
Stop the madness

United States

#21 Jan 21, 2008
If you can afford the surgery and hormones/drugs necessary to change your sex, then you can afford $450 bucks to change your name.

The joke is that HE/SHE is supposedly diabled and unable to work, and receiving Social Security disability, but you can search around on google and see that "MS" Turner is perfectly able to host events, and sing at gay functions, while running a transgender foundation.

I would just LOVE to know what "HER" disability is, SCAMMER!

http://caanmidwest.org/archive.html

http://www.lambdalegal.org/news/pr/will-count...

http://www.tgcrossroads.org/resources/details...

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