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  •  The Equal Rights Amendment did not get thirty (1+ / 0-)
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    eight states in time, and women's equal rights to a lot of things are less legally protected than the rights of many others who differ from conservative evalgelical white males.

    •  Agreed, but changing their names is not a legal (0+ / 0-)

      Thing. It's just tradition. They don't have to change their names, although some places will do it automatically if a woman gets married if they don't stop them, like Social Security.



      Women create the entire labor force.
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      by splashy on Fri Oct 25, 2013 at 09:56:46 AM PDT

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      •  The whole point of female suppression regulations (0+ / 0-)

        is to involve the government, and therefore the old males who run it in most places, in exercising the same rights to act without the necessity of governmental action that men have.

        These things are in fact a matter of regulation in many places. I'm not sure if the Passport office has changed, but when I got married, I had to take my passport in to have it amended to reflect my married name and have had ever since needed to haul that adjusted passport around with me to show when they did that.  Just as women's medical care is regulated tightly when similar care for me is entirely without restriction. It was and is no accident that many of the discrepant names for the same woman in Texas are required by regulations orlaws of various agencies of government, who created this mess but aren't being asked to use a common method of marriage recognition to rectify it.

        •  But, you didn't have to change your name (0+ / 0-)

          When you got married. It's not a law that you have to.

          That is my point. It's just tradition that women change their names when they get married. It's not required by law.

          That being said, this law is heinous, and really the women of Texas should be up in arms about it and mad as hell about it!



          Women create the entire labor force.
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          Sympathy is the strongest instinct in human nature. - Charles Darwin

          by splashy on Fri Oct 25, 2013 at 03:23:24 PM PDT

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