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Bride Unable To Deposit Checks Because She Kept Maiden Name, Is…

Journalist Pete Iorizzo writes in the Albany Times Union that he and his new wife weren't able to deposit wedding checks made out to "Mr. and Mrs. Pete Iorizzo" because their local Bank of America branch couldn't accept that his wife is who she says she is. Though the newlyweds were willing to produce a marriage… » 1/04/12 9:30am 1/04/12 9:30am

Japanese Women Fight For Right To Keep Their Maiden Names

Four women and one of their husbands filed a lawsuit yesterday in Tokyo to challenge the law that forces almost all Japanese women to take their husband's last name, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. Japan's Civil Code, which was written in 1898, requires that married couples share the same last name. It's extremely… » 2/15/11 12:00pm 2/15/11 12:00pm