Look, I'm not going to stump for the idea that the world should be all WLM or FLR. It makes perfect sense that men and women don't want it. If that is what you and your wife or girlfriend want, then great!
But stories like this serve as a reminder that some people will react downright negatively if you so much as get an inkling away from the patriarchal "norm." Poor guy in this story wanted to change his last name to his new wife's last name and the state of Florida went berserk.
I do love the guy's attorney's quote: "Apparently the state of Florida clings to the out-dated notion that treats women as an extension of a man," said Lazaro's lawyer, Spencer Kuvin, with Cohen & Kuvin in West Palm Beach.
Sadly, though, the article reveals that only 9 states enable a man to change his name upon marriage: California, New York, Hawaii, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Oregon, Iowa, Georgia and North Dakota.
Wow. It is 2013 right? Why in the world would it matter to anyone if a man wanted to take his wife's name upon marriage? Crazy stupid. But that's just my opinion.