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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

New Bill Replaces 'Husband' and 'Wife' With 'Spouse'

Gay protest

“Husband” and “wife” have been deleted from California’s marriage law under a bill signed into law Monday by Governor Jerry Brown.  The terms will be replaced with “spouse” in an effort to accommodate same-sex marriage, which became legal in the state last year.  The bill takes effect January 1st and reflects the legality of gay marriage after a decade of litigation.  The law further removes limits on recognizing same-sex marriages performed out of state. 

See California Governor Signs Bill Replacing Words ‘Husband’ and ‘Wife’ in State Law, Fox News, July 7, 2014. 


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