posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 06:30 PM
I was reading through some older news stories and came across one that I think would make for a decent discussion. Traditionally when a (traditional)
couple get married, the Woman takes the last name of the Man, but in the news in January there is a case in which the Man took the last name of his
Wife in the State of Florida. The State of Florida suspended his DL for fraud saying 'that only works for women,'. He went through the entire
process of changing his name, just as any Woman would do so, including obtaining a new passport.
Here are a couple links to the story:
He was turned down in his complaint he filed and planned to appeal the ruling but the State of Florida has stated it was wrong to accuse him of fraud
and has reinstated his DL. Here is a link to that report.
Although it has been common practice for a very long time, I do not see why, in todays day and age, a Man could not take the Womans last name.
Shouldn't it be left up to choice? Apparently it is even on the books as legal in 9 states(California, New York, Hawaii, Louisiana, Massachusetts,
Oregon, Iowa, Georgia and North Dakota). Is it time to let go of the old thoughts and move into equality and choice in this area?
What then about same sex marriage? Would it not be acceptable for one to take the sir name of the other where these marriages are legal?
What say you ATS?