WREG in Memphis broke the story of a same-sex binational couple (the Smarts) who tried to get a name change on a driver's license and ended up not getting a driver's license at all. TEP is attempting to explore whether there may be administrative options for rectifying these issues that couples are having all over Tennessee. The long-term solution, of course, is challenging Tennessee's marriage discrimination amendment in court.
We're well aware that couples can get their names changed by going to court and paying around $200. That's discriminatory, though, and we'd love to find a way for them to be able to avoid that trouble and expense.
Earlier on Thursday, Huffington Post ran this piece about the difficulties that couples in Georgia and Tennessee are having with the issue. Stay tuned for more developments.