Judge to transexual: Your name is private

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Here in Westchester County, state Supreme Court Justice William J. Giacomo has allowed a 20-year-old transexual to keep his/her identity private by waiving the requirement that a change of name be published in the local newspaper. Giacomo ruled that publishing the transexual’s name might put him/her at risk for hate crimes. The Nov. 10 ruling seals the case files and identifies the transsexual only as E.P.L.

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Photo: Justice William J. Giacomo, circa 1998

Rebecca Baker

Rebecca Baker joined The Journal News in March 2004. She covers Eastchester, Bronxville and Tuckahoe, and was previously the state and county courts reporter in Westchester County. In prior jobs, she covered the Town of Greenburgh and Rockland County government and politics. Before coming to The Journal News, she was a municipal reporter for newspapers in New Haven, Conn. and Warren, Ohio.