Last modified: 3/1/2012 9:47 AM
|The Name Equality Act of 2007
The Name Equality Act of 2007 gives specific rights to parties at the time they are applying for a California marriage license to choose and list on the marriage license the new name that each party will go by after marriage.
Applying for a Marriage License
To obtain a marriage license, both parties must appear together at the Clerk-Recorder's Office during Marriage License business hours.
Marriage Ceremony Options
Marriages may be performed by the Clerk-Recorder's Office, clergy, judges, or a person designated by the couple.
A marriage ceremony must be performed between the issue and expiration dates of the marriage license.