Rowan Feldhaus, a transgender man, this week appealed a trial court judge's refusal to allow him to legally change his name.
The judge's reasoning? "I do not approve of changing names from male to female...and vice versa," Judge J. David Roper told the court back in March.
There is nothing in Georgia law that supports Roper's decision, critics have pointed out.
Feldhaus's family, friends, and coworkers all know him as Rowan Elijah, which Feldhaus is now attempting to make his legal name.