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The Name Equality Act of 2007

Last modified: 3/1/2012 9:47 AM

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.

The new law pertains to marriage licenses issued on or after 01/01/09. It does not apply to marriage licenses issued prior to 01/01/09.

See the attachment below for specific details.