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Chaz Bono asks court to make new name, gender official

Chaz bono  Chaz Bono, the child of Cher and Sonny Bono formerly known as Chastity, has filed for a legal change of name and gender, E! News reports

"Chaz Bono has filed a formal petition in California Superior Court to legally change his name and gender," said Kristina Wertz of the Transgender Law Center, speaking with E!

Bono's doctor has filed a declaration that a gender-change operation was performed in 2009. TMZ first reported the name change filing.

A hearing on the matter is scheduled for May 6.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Chaz Bono arrives to the 2009 Outfest opening night gala of "La Mission" at L.A.'s Orpheum Theatre on July 9, 2009. Credit: Angela Weiss / Getty Images

Related dispatch from the Ministry of Gossip:

Chaz Bono speaks out -- happily, and in a much lower voice

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Dude, Rosie O'Donnell is available!...

God Bless you Chaz! The Constitution of the US promises us the right to the Pursuit of Happiness. Your courage in pursuing your rights in the public eye remind us of what America is supposed to be.

She or he doesn't look like either one. OMG! What happened?


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