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Chaz Bono asks judge to change name, gender

March 30, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Chaz Bono wants a judge to legally change his name and gender.The 41-year-old was born a female to parents Sonny Bono and Cher. He underwent a sex change operation last year.

Formerly called Chastity, Bono has called the gender change "the best decision I've ever made."

He filed a petition to change his name and gender last week. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for May 6 in Santa Monica.