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Whistleblower Bradley Manning to change name to Chelsea

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Whistleblower Bradley Manning to change name to Chelsea

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A court has ruled that jailed whistleblower, former soldier Bradley Manning can alter the name Bradley to Chelsea Elizabeth and have a new birth certificate to reflect the change.

Manning who is serving 35 years in prison for turning over classified files to WikiLeaks identifies as a woman while remaining officially male.

Military parole rules could allow Manning to be out of prison in seven years according to legal council.

Manning is being detained in an all male facility in Kansas.