Last week, we reported Bridget Hanson applied for her Texas driver’s license in Rockwall and was turned down when she showed her marriage license as her proof of name change. When Rockwall wouldn’t issue her license in her legal name, she tried another office in Garland.
She had been using her married name for five years.
What a difference a week makes.
On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling on marriage equality. Today Hanson returned to the Department of Public Safety and she was issued a temporary license in her legal name with no questions asked. Her permanent Texas license should be issued by mid-August. Everything went without a hitch. Funny how something so easy can be made so easy.