- Oct 23, 2015
What has been said several times is the reason they are having to do this is is not the same as back then. That's why so many have the same experiences because when they did X the way to do it was Y and now today they have to do Z.Yes, the link has already been made and that is what we are talking about, woman who have been married for years now having to show their marriage license. For so many who are posting their experience, that is the case. Most already have a DL in their married name and have been married decades but are now saying that they have to show a marriage license. That does not make any sense. Of course when you first change your name, you have to show proof, but you should not have to keep showing it.
When the REAL-ID Act was passed in 2005 things done before then don't really matter because it was determined that processes would change and there would be minimum requirements for all issuing of DLs. That isn't to say that it doesn't suck, doesn't create huge pains in the you know what. If you look at it this way you have what the State was ok with, what the SSA was previously ok with and what the Federal government was previously ok with. Those previously ok with items have changed.
I'm not so against additional documents being required now because procedures were different in the past. I'm more against road blocks that prohibit or make it very difficult to get access to the documents needed. That's what people are running into (aside from those resenting having to get the documents in the first place) which I whole heartedly agree is a big problem.