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Same-Sex Couple Waiting on Georgia to Change

Same-sex marriage laws don't necessarily apply across state lines. That's what one Georgia woman is discovering as she tries to have her name changed on her Georgia driver's license. The Associated Press reports that the woman says state officials won't allow her to change her name on her driver's license to reflect her marriage to her wife. The Atlanta Journal –Constitution says Danielle McCollum was trying to add the last name of her wife, Shakira Tucker to her Georgia drivers' license this month. The couple got married in July in Massachusetts where same sex marriage is legal.

A department spokeswoman has refused to comment about this specific case, but says the state constitution prohibits state agencies from accepting same-sex marriage documentation for any purpose.

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