It turns out everyone has feelings, not just you! A lot of news stories in the past few days have been talking about another changing tide in the “can we do that whole open bar yet” thing category: that gay couples may finally be arriving in a new, better place.
In the realm of policy-related decisions I’m calling “feelings” in this article falls Circuit Judge Bill Srstka’s recent decision allowing a lesbian (your ears should be ringing!!) couple married in Iowa to use their married names on their drivers license… in Sioux Falls, South Dakota! That’s right! That’s transnational right there! The two women had petitioned for the change; the judge signed it. And why a petition? Well, because a marriage certificate for a non-heterosexual couple is not proof for change of name like it is for a heterosexual person who has been married. So this is precedent – though it has happened before in the state for a similar situation. So it’s a building on a precedent! Oh, whatever, it’s news.
So all that’s left is awkward news, and the first kind is reserved for feelings about gay marriage that also make us have feelings about the United States’ general understanding of anything. This means it’s time for an article entitled “Gay Parents More Accepted Than Single Moms.” This makes me uncomfortable, but I’m going to focus on the rational stuff and ignore the things that make me want to send my own single mom a card. For example,
Complete article at Autostraddle : http://bit.ly/ecF9mz