Friday, October 24, 2014

Social Security Allows for Same-Sex Couple Name Changes

Utah Social Security relents – grants same-sex couples name changes

by Brig Bagley

24 October 2014

All same-sex couples legally married in Utah (whether in the Dec-Jan window earlier this year, or since the Oct. 6 SCOTUS decision) may now petition and receive social security cards with their new married names. The confusion was in respect to the marriages during the window where it was legal to marry in Utah, but before the SCOTUS stepped in to issue a stay. Because of the lawsuit that related to the legitimacy of those marriage licences, social security workers refused to process those requests.

It appears that the policies were updated to include all the dates for which SSM was legal.

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