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Slacker and Steve - OPP: Same Sex Name Change (Audio)

August 15, 2016

Today's OPP is from John and he needs your help! Here's what he said-

 

Yi, I was asked to join my life partner in marriage and I said, yes. He will be here in a few weeks, back from Afghanistan, and will retire from the army. Here is where I need some help, some of the family does not like the idea of me taking Steven's last name. They think that he should take mine. I say that it does not matter, as long as we are in love. And yes, this id going to be a gay marriage. And you all are invited too. But I really would like your guy's opinion in this and maybe some callers?!?!

 

-John

 

Is changing your last name a big deal or no? How can John convince his family to approve of his last name changing to his husband's?

Slacker and Steve - OPP: Same Sex Name Change 8/15

Getting married usually entails changing your last name. John is in a same-sex relationship and he is willing to change his last name to his fiance's, but his family disapproves. What should John do? Should he appease his family to avoid a fight?