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  •  so maybe they can obfuscate a bit. (2+ / 0-)
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    LSophia, Larsstephens

    We'll see what they do.

    I am gay, and I'm getting married in the Episcopal Church, just like my great-grandmother did.

    by commonmass on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 10:31:22 AM PST

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    •  How about this obfuscation: (3+ / 0-)
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      commonmass, Debby, Mr Teem

      I am a big fat lezzie and your law is a ASS. Gimme my papers in my correct name, dammit.

      Non-profit single payer health care. Next question?

      by terran on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 04:08:28 PM PST

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    •  this came up in another state (Ohio, I think) (5+ / 0-)

      the couple in question (in fact, I think it was the Army Sargent who got booed in the Republican debates, and his husband) was advised to lie as to their reasons for the name change , and they refused. Their name-change was denied. It's still in the court system somewhere.

      pseudoscience can kill

      by terrypinder on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 04:25:04 PM PST

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      •  They ought to call the ACLU... (5+ / 0-)

        And the ACLU ought to file a friend of the court brief or some such legal brief connecting this to the DOMA case just put on the docket at the Supreme Court.

        These are exactly the kinds of issues that a proper resolution of DOMA would take care of, forcing states like West Virginia to catch up with the 21st century.

        There are probably enough cases like this out there to justify major intervention by the ACLU and further friendly clarification by the Supreme Court. It's only a matter of time before the simple humanity and basic practicality of things like having one's real name on a real driver's license become so self evident that even the most conservative Justice has to step back and allow the maturing cultural norms we're all living in to have their way.

        "Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards." ~Soren Kierkegaard

        by Beastly Fool on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 04:48:35 PM PST

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