Name change

Brian W. Tague taguebw at
Wed Apr 17 06:44:04 EST 1996

jcoleman at wrote:
>In article <4kg7hi$duv at>, "Brian W. Tague" <taguebw at> writes:
>>varreo1 at UIC.EDU (Veronica) wrote:
>>>> This is not the case if a man wants to take his wife's surname (At
>>>> least in Utah!) For Keith to change his name, either to my name or
>>>> to a hyphenated name, he would have to petition the court to
>>>> leagally change his name. This involves lots of $$ and requires the
>>>> same process as would be involved if you wanted to change your name
>>>> legally to GOD.
>>>	I can't believe that happened to you and your husband! Now is that 
>>>the same situation all the other states or just Utah? Considering the 
>>>highly conservative & religious state that Utah seems to be (at least 
>>>to me) it should be expected. But there needs to be some changes. 
>>As I mentioned in another post, this happened to my wife and I also. It 
>>is also the law in Massachusetts where we were married. Not exactly a 
>>bastion of conservative thought!
>>This seems to be the law of the land...
>Oh I would beg to differ with that assessment....Massachusetts is not a very
>liberal state by any fact in and around Boston are VERY conservative
>and very segregated areas. It may have been a Democratic state until
>recently...but liberal it is not.
>Jen ...former Massachusetts resident.

Jen --
Well, I guess I've viewing the political climate of Massachusetts -- the
land of Teddy K. -- from North Carolina -- the land of Jesse Helms -- so Massachusetts still looks very liberal to me!

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