Marriage and women changing their last names

Should the day come that I tie the knot, my preference is that my wife takes my last name. It isn’t something for which I would push if she wanted to keep hers, but it is my preference. It would make things clearer in that it would more immediately demonstrate to outsiders that we are married. Of course, that is only a minor benefit, and besides that, I would not change my own last name, so it isn’t like I could not be a hypocrite while demanding she change hers. I imagine most any modern day person would see things much the same way, but apparently 50% of Americans wildly disagree with me:

While no national statistics exist, some recent studies suggest that women keeping their own name is actually becoming less popular. And a recent nationally representative survey found that half of Americans support women being legally required to take their husband’s name upon marriage.

…why?

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In $215,000 We Trust

At least that was the measure approved by the House today:

The House passed a resolution reaffirming that the nation’s motto remains “In God We Trust” on a 396-9 vote today…

Although the resolution does not create any binding law, its consideration cost more than $215,000 in Members’ salaries and floor operation costs, and Democrats ridiculed the decision to bring up the measure.

The funniest part about this is that Eric Cantor approved this measure for a vote. I wonder if he realizes that the vast majority of those 396 votes were for the Christian version of God, not his Jewish version.

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Thought of the day

I don’t see why anyone would want to live in a southern state.