Married in Iowa, single in Nebraska
Shelby Ripperger, left, and Leah Ripperger were recently married in Iowa. Their home state, Nebraska, does not recognize their marriage, but federal law does, creating legal and tax complications.
Posted: Friday, November 1, 2013 12:00 am
LINCOLN — As a newlywed, Leah Ripperger was eager to get her identification changed to her married name.
The Omaha woman gathered up what the Department of Motor Vehicles requires for a name change due to marriage — her marriage license, a couple of pieces of mail to verify her address and the $13.50 fee for a replacement driver’s license.
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