An Oklahoma County judge has denied a transgender name change based on the Bible.

James Dean Ingram's request to legally change her name to Angela Renee Ingram was denied by Judge Bill Graves.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma is presenting Ingram in her appeal.

“She was devastated,” Brady Henderson, legal director for the ACLU, told Tulsa's “She reported even feeling like she wanted to take her own life because of the way she was treated.”

Ingram, who takes hormone treatments but has yet to undergo gender reassignment surgery, was told her request was being denied because this was God's will, according to the ACLU.

“What we do see here is evidence of an imposition of a personal idea of what gender is supposed to be,” Henderson said.

Judge Graves provided as an example a similar case in which he ruled that “The DNA code shows God meant for them to stay male and female. … To grant a name change in this case would be to assist that which is fraudulent.” (A video report is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)