Bill lets husbands use wife’s name

House Bill 3120 has a small amendment to change marriage licenses to allow men to adopt a wife’s surname. “We are no longer a patriarchal society,” said Sen. Walker to the Oregonian who said the issue was a matter of fairness. Such changes might cost the average man much legal costs to make the change currently.

On a different twist, some lawmakers are opposing the bill because they say there is a provision in the bill that involves the hot topic of domestic partnership.

Once again marriage takes center stage in Salem.