Married Same-Sex Partners Lay Groundwork For Lawsuit

May 9, 2014

Jennie, left, and Nancy Rosenbrahn fill out requests for a name change on their drivers licenses at the Rapid City licensing station.
Credit Victoria Wicks

A lesbian couple married in Minnesota at the end of April now has a reason to sue the State of South Dakota. On Thursday, May 8, the women attempted to change their names on their drivers licenses but were turned down. Same-sex marriages are not recognized under South Dakota law and the state’s constitution. SDPB’s Victoria Wicks accompanied the couple to the driver’s license station outside Rapid City.