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Old 01-29-2013, 09:40 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Florida man accused of fraud after name change in 'act of love' - Yahoo! News

Another example of the state overstepping its bounds and sticking its nose where it doesn't belong. Marriage should not involve the state at all,it should be a legal contract between 2 or more consenting people.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:42 AM
 
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Florida man accused of fraud after name change in 'act of love' - Yahoo! News

Another example of the state overstepping its bounds and sticking its nose where it doesn't belong. Marriage should not involve the state at all,it should be a legal contract between 2 or more consenting people.
This statement makes no sense. If it's a legal contract, then it involves the state.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:44 AM
 
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This statement makes no sense. If it's a legal contract, then it involves the state.
Common law.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:44 AM
 
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I have no idea what the law is here specifically so I can only generalize. My feeling is that a state should allow for one what they do for the other.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Armsanta Sorad
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Although I don't agree with a man changing his surname after marriage, the government really should have no say in marriage and what they do. It shouldn't even be a legal contract.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Stasis
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Florida man accused of fraud after name change in 'act of love' - Yahoo! News

Another example of the state overstepping its bounds and sticking its nose where it doesn't belong. Marriage should not involve the state at all,it should be a legal contract between 2 or more consenting people.
What? If you want to legally change your name or get a driver's license under a different name then it certainly is the state's business.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:49 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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He got married and changed his name to his wife's I wouldn't do it but my wife had no problem when we got married and got a new DL and SS card,neither should any man that wants to do the same.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:50 AM
 
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I have no idea what the law is here specifically so I can only generalize. My feeling is that a state should allow for one what they do for the other.
Only 9 states do: California, New York, Hawaii, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Oregon, Iowa, Georgia and North Dakota. This is one of the few examples where men are actually discriminated against under the law.

I remember a few years back (2007) when a man in California wanted to take his wife's last name upon marriage. For a women to change her last name when marrying, all she had do do was check a box on the marriage license form. For a man to change his last name when marrying, he had to file a petition with the state, pay a 300 dollar fee, place a notice in the local paper for something like a month, and then go before a judge and get the judge's permission to do so.

He and the ACLU sued California, and got the state to change its law.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Stasis
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In this case it may have been an attempt at fraud and hiding from his past. Lazaro Sopena is a Florida real estate developer who's name comes up in Google related to questionable condo developments and unhappy investors.
http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards...ge_id=56061866
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:03 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Lol OK.
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