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Opening Arguments

The name game

Free at last, free at last. I will finally get my due after being held down so long by oppression:

After years of fighting for women's rights, the ACLU is now battling for equal rights for men.

Of course, I might not use my rights for what the ACLU's client wants to do, which is to have the same right as a woman to change his  name to his spouse's. Ah, well. I came of age in the hippie days when many of us toyed with the idea of both partners changing their last names to something different -- you know, man, something cool and meaningful like Freeman or Earthsea. And many names come from professions, your Masons and Smiths and so on. I guess if one has equal rights, one can use them to be a wimp and create waves of confusion for future genealogists.