Monday, January 6, 2014

Does allowing a name-change on a driver's license amount to "recognition" of same-gender marriage?

From the Detroit News: 

A provision of the Michigan Constitution that voters approved in 2004 bans same-sex marriages, so Jesse Sherman and Derek Melot went to New York to get married in October.

But later, when Jesse Melot went to two Michigan Secretary of State offices with his marriage certificate, seeking to have his new name put on his driver’s license, clerks in both offices declined to do so.

Although he could spend money to have his name changed legally, married people normally can do that just by showing a marriage certificate.

Article here.

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