Florida Revokes Driver Licenses over Same-Sex Marriage License from New York.

One of the most interesting decisions to make when getting married is what will your last names be?  Will they change, will one take the other’s name, or do you choose to hyphenate.   Daniel and Scott Wall-Desousa did not know their decision would lead to them losing their driver licenses. 

Daniel and Scott were legally married in New York and have since changed all federal, professional, and state documents to reflect the hyphenation of their names.  Florida went as far as to issue new driver licenses with the name change present, but also warned that they would expire 7 days from now.  The reason?  Florida does not recognize their same-sex marriage. 

When WFTV first reported on the name change, Scott Wall-Desousa said the clerk was told to not ask questions if the license was issued to a same-sex couple and simply grant the name change.

“It is a ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy, and I guess we have been told, ‘Here is the repercussion,’” said Scott Wall-Desousa.

But the couple reports that their new last names are already on federal documents like Social Security cards and other documentation like voter ID cards and their work badges.

If they comply with the request, the couple notes, then their licenses will have a different name than all of the rest of their documents.  – LGBTQNATION.COM

My initial response would be to tell the state to not even use the marriage license as proof of the name change.  If there are federal documents, like the Social Security cards, that show the new names, just use those.  If the state has an issue with that, have them converse with the Social Security Department.  Then again, it is Florida, where it took me 2 months to change my car's tag (license plate) from another state due to clerical issues. 

Good luck boys on your fight!

9 thoughts on “Florida Revokes Driver Licenses over Same-Sex Marriage License from New York.”

  1. we had a chance to fix it,

    we had a chance to fix it, but when you can access a blind trust loaded with money from medicare fraud to fund your campaign, you get what you want.  I believe jeff foxworthy could come out with a whole new series based off of the idiots down here, if he wanted to.

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  2. Welcome to the great state of

    Welcome to the great state of Florida where you can legally kill a person and get away with murder as long as you say you were just, "standing your ground." Meanwhile feeding a homeless person is grounds for immediate arrest even if you are a 90 year old man, a priest or a pastor. Makes perfect sense. Obviously feeding the needy is a far more egregious crime than killing someone in cold blood?
    Not so big a surprise they would make a big deal about someones last name. Their ban on same sex marriage has already been ruled unconstitutional but that does not stop them from fighting to keep it in place even though the writing is on the wall.

     

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  3. It is possible for a state to

    It is possible for a state to actually be mildly retarded? I mean, I know that a land mass can't technically possess an IQ. But there's a general level of stupidity within that region of the country that can only be explained as being the result of mild retardation. 

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    • Orlando, Ft Lauderdale, Miami

      Orlando, Ft Lauderdale, Miami Beach and Key West are open, welcoming and heavily populated by the gay community.  Unfortunately the rest of the state is loaded with bigoted, misguided, uneducated,  homophobes. 

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  4. Well let’s just pray another

    Well let's just pray another hurricane comes along and this time wipes out all the stupid morons who focus all their time on bashing us gays, than helping their god forsaken community. 

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  5. Yeah Florida sucks. Why we

    Yeah Florida sucks. Why we gays still go there just puzzles me.

    But it's still not as bad as that pit of fecal matter called Texas. 

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