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1. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

If same-sex couples could marry, what would happen to their surnames?

2. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

There are many places they CAN marry. As for surnames..it is up to the individuals-same as opposite sex marriages.

3. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

I went to one few years back...one name was Alisa Bauer and the other was Kathy Bramann...their new official last name became Brauer...should I mention Alisa was my husband's first girlfriend ever at age 15??

4. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting areinstein

I went to one few years back...one name was Alisa Bauer and the other was Kathy Bramann...their new official last name became Brauer...should I mention Alisa was my husband's first girlfriend ever at age 15??

Was your husband her only ever boyfriend?

5. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

sharp comment there wocca, had to think about that one :)

There are actually quite a few places where same sex marriages are allowed as cupcake mentions. Aren't there even certain States in the US where it's allowed? I'm with cupcake on the names too. In fact, some people commented that my last name changed after I got married and no, that isn't normal in Norway, it's just the way we chose to do it (both of us changed our last names)...

Sam

6. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

In Quebec, a woman isn't even techncally "allowed" to take on her husband's name. Instead, you must go through the same proess as if you were legally changing your name - at a cost of a few thousand dollars and a lot of hassle. I believe it's because the divorce rate is so high, the governemnt was losing money all over the place to change names on legal papers.

I suppose the same-sex marriage name debate falls under the same debate as what last name to give the child of a same-sex marriage. I think this just means more real discussion, whereas a traditional marriage - by tradition - kind of dictates that children/wives take on the husband's family name.

7. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

Despite all the noise, there are a lot less places that people of the same-sex can legally marry than what you might think.

Personally, I find same-sex "marriage" as ridiculous as the marriage between siblings.

8. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

Quoting james

I find same-sex "marriage" as ridiculous as the marriage between siblings.

Yikes I don't know if we should be going down that road.

But personally I find marriage in general ridiculous, regardless of gender, race, colour, height, weight, hair colour and all of those other traites that people discriminate against... I know that it is a compitment to one person, but really do you need to have a party, and a clerk or religious figure-head to commit yourself to one person?

9. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Well, you don't need a party with beer, chocolate cake, streamers, gifts, and Granny doing the limbo when you turn 21 - but it's fun nonetheless. A wedding is as good an occassion as any to have a party!

I do tend to think that, the bigger the wedding, the farther away one gets from the real reason behind the ceremony. Why spend weeks worrying about the brides' maids' dresses matching the wedding invitations and the floral arrangements? The impostant things tend to get lost in the details.

10. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Quoting james

Personally, I find same-sex "marriage" as ridiculous as the marriage between siblings.

What about all the kings of Egypt? And all the 'Royal' marriages through out history? (more cousins than siblings)