Our current practice in the U.S. actually reflects the earlier legal reality of coverture: In the process of the "two becoming one flesh," the wife lost her rights to property, legal representation in court, and even her public identity as her husband became the sole representative for the family. This combination of identities (or, rather, the wife becoming lost in her husband's identity) led to wives taking their husbands' last names. For me, losing my surname would have represented silent assent to this oppressive practice.

Allison Johnson 10-20-2010
[Editor's Note: Myths and misinformation abound when it comes to the topic of immigration reform.
Sheldon Good 03-01-2010
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Jose Morales 10-14-2009
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Bill Mefford 06-17-2009
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Randy Woodley 04-15-2009
I consider myself a peacemaker and a patriot. I come from a long line of warriors and military servicemen.
Edward Gilbreath 04-14-2009
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