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'Bride,' 'groom' back on marriage forms

October 7, 2008 5:48:58 AM PDT
The words 'bride' and 'groom' will reappear on all California marriage licenses starting next month.The California Department of Public Health says it's going to put the words back on the forms because many couples still wanted the option of identifying themselves in the traditional terms.

When same-sex marriage became legal, new gender-neutral forms were issued with 'party a' and 'party b' where 'bride and 'groom' used to be.

The new forms will have 'bride' and 'groom' listed twice so each person can check it to reflect a union between two men or two women.


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