Get your marriage license. Before you can change your name, you'll need the original or certified marriage license with the raised seal. Call the clerk's office where your license was filed to get copies if one wasn't automatically sent to you. Change your Social Security card. Visit the Social Security Administration's website and fill out the application for a new Social Security card.
Changing Your Name Through Marriage, Divorce, Adoption or Citizenship
Supreme Court's landmark ruling legalizes gay marriage nationwide
For more than 80 years, Social Security has helped secure today and tomorrow for many Americans. On June 26, , the U. Supreme Court issued a decision in Obergefell v. Hodges , holding that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry in all states. Here are five things you should know about our benefits for same-sex couples:.
Changing Your Name After Marriage
Should you change your name after marriage? And if so, to what? Whether you're already leaning toward swapping surnames or you want to weigh your options, we've put together these guides to help:. Can you get your name changed after a same-sex marriage?
In the landmark case Obergefell v. Hodges, the U. Supreme Court ruled that all state bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, making gay marriage legal throughout America. The ruling was a culmination of decades of struggles, setbacks and victories along the road to full marriage equality in the United States. In , just one year after the historic Stonewall Riots that galvanized the gay rights movement, law student Richard Baker and librarian James McConnell applied for a marriage license in Minnesota.