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  •  We went through a minor amount of hassle (12+ / 0-)

    in MD to change our daughter's name -- my mother died when she was a few months old and we wanted to include my mother's name in her name. It was annoying, but nothing terrible.
    We found out that we could have done it instead in Washington, D.C. (since she was born there) with almost no hassle at all.
    But even in MD, my understanding is that if these two men wanted to change their name, it would take a couple of months -- publishing the name in the local newspaper, etc. and then, boom! it's legal.
    They shouldn't have to go through this.
    Reminds me of a couple I know in Missouri who adopted their daughter and they had to go through a 2nd adoption in order for both of them to be legal parents (2 women). In their case, it was frowned on generally in the state (though not specifically illegal), but they knew a judge who was quietly doing this for gay couples. Wonderful that he was doing it, but it should have been as routine and automatic as it is for a heterosexual couple.

    We're not perfect, but they're nuts! -- Barney Frank

    by Tamar on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 11:29:25 AM PDT

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