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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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