South Dakota denies lesbians drivers licenses in married name (DigitalJournal)
A lesbian couple were denied South Dakota driver’s licenses in their married names because of the state’s 2006 constitutional amendment that banned same-sex marriages and civil unions and denied their recognition.
Two Sioux Falls women, who were legally married last October, have been refused driver’s licenses in their married name by the Department of Public Safety, because the state of South Dakota does not recognize same-sex marriage, reports LGBTQ Nation.
When Ashley Stabe and Amy Muston were married last year in Iowa, the couple chose to share Stabe’s last name as their legal name. Muston was able to change her credit cards, billing records and social security card but when she went to apply for new drivers license she was surprised at the response of the motor vehicles department employee, according to an interview with the Sioux Falls' Argus Leader.
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