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Caitlin Jenner’s sex change legally recognised

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A judge has approved Caitlyn Jenner’s request to make her name and gender change official.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gerald Rosenberg approved Jenner’s petition to legally change her name and gender during a hearing on Friday in Santa Monica, California.

The 65-year-old Olympic gold medallist, who was born William Bruce Jenner, didn’t attend the brief hearing.

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The approval means she can now get government documents, such as a driver’s licence and Social Security card, under her new identity.

Jenner has publicly transitioned to a woman in recent months after revealing her intentions to journalist Diane Sawyer in a televised special.

She also showed off her new name and look on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine.