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Fla. couple whose driver’s licenses were cancelled prevail, but won’t drop lawsuit

Daniel and Scott Wall-DeSousa show off their new driver's licenses. Daniel Wall-DeSousa

Daniel and Scott Wall-DeSousa show off their new driver's licenses.Daniel Wall-DeSousa

Daniel and Scott Wall-DeSousa show off their new driver’s licenses.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Now that same-sex marriage is legal in Florida, a same-sex couple whose driver’s licenses were cancelled because they used their married names, have has finally received new driver’s licenses, each bearing their new hyphenated last name.

Scott Wall-DeSousa and Daniel Wall-DeSousa walked out of the Brevard County Tax Collector’s office in Palm Bay with new licenses last week, but say they are not dropping their lawsuit, reports the Orlando Sentinel.

The couple filed the lawsuit in November after the state cancelled their driver’s licenses because they changed their names using their out-of-state marriage license.

Since then, a court order from a Tallahassee federal judge, overturning the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, has gone into effect, requiring all state agencies to honor out-of-state same-sex marriages.

Daniel Wall-DeSousa said the couple would still press forward with their lawsuit, seeking damages from the state.

The couple married in New York in 2013.

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