On Wednesday, a team of attorneys with the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund and Reed Smith successfully argued in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas that a Pennsylvania statute barring individuals with past felony convictions from changing their legal names is unconstitutional.

The team represented Chauntey Porter and Priscylla Renee Von Noaker, two transgender women who were granted their petitions to legally change their names to match their gender identity. Their wins come a week after the legal team’s similar victory in Philadelphia on behalf of Monae Alvarado, another trans woman seeking a legal name change.

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