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2013 House Bill 4881: Make marriage name change provisions gender neutral
  1. Introduced by Rep. Phil Cavanagh (D) on June 20, 2013, to explicitly state in statute that the parties in a marriage are not required to use the same last name, and in general make this law “gender neutral.” A man could adopt the woman’s last name, a woman could adopt the man’s, either party could adopt a hyphenated name, or everyone could just keep their original last name.
    • Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on June 20, 2013.

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