Thank you to Wendy Cook of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles for pointing out a mistake we made. She said it’s a common mistake.
The Department of Public Safety issues driver’s licenses. The Department of Motor Vehicles registers cars.
In a story about a couple that moved to Texas and applied for driver’s licenses in their married name and in the follow-up after Texas became a marriage equality state a week later, I said they went to the DMV. They went to the DPS. It clearly says Texas Department of Public Safety on the picture of the driver’s license.
According to my source about the couple’s experience in Illinois, it’s the DMV in that state that issues driver’s licenses.
It’s corrected in the original stories and this is more of a thank you to Wendy for being so nice and for pointing that out.