A metro Atlanta lesbian couple legally married in Boston is in a fight with the Georgia DMV to have their names changed on their driver's licenses, but the state is putting up a big red stop sign.
On Thursday, Shakira Tucker and Danielle McCollum say they will go to the Sandy Springs DMV office on Rosewell Road to return Shakira's license after receiving a letter that Tucker's name change to combine her and her wife's last names was made illegally. They also plan to deliver a petition of 10,000 signatures asking the Georgia DMV to change its rules gathered using the change.org website.
An Atlanta gay man who sued the state after his requests for three separate gay-themed vanity license plates were denied settled his lawsuit on Wednesday.
James Cyrus Gilbert, who goes by Cyrus, filed a federal lawsuit in January against Robert G. Mikell, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Driver Services, after his requests for GAYPWR, GAYGUY and 4GAYLIB license plates were denied. He was told each of them were "unavailable," said his attorney, Cynthia Counts.