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Can my partner’s surname be changed to my surname when we get married as a same-sex couple?

Yes, both partners in a civil union can choose what surnames they will be known by.

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I am in a same-sex marriage, and Home Affairs has denied my application to change my surname to my spouse's. Is this legal?

Home Affairs is wrong, but it is complicated.

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Can Home Affairs refuse an application for a same-sex marriage?

No, Home Affairs may not refuse an application for a marriage certificate for a same sex marriage.

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