Monday, October 06, 2008

California to restore "bride" and "groom" to forms

The California Department of Public Health has announced that they will restore "bride" and "groom" to the California marriage license form.
"Many Californians have asked to have the option to identify as 'bride' and 'groom' on their marriage license form. The California Department of Public Health has been reviewing how we can provide those options in a way that is consistent with court rulings on marriage. The state will begin using new forms effective November 17th that will include boxes for 'bride' or 'groom.' Identifying as a 'bride' or a 'groom' is optional, not mandatory."
Ever since the California Supreme Court legalized homosexual marriage in June, forms listed "Party A" and "Party B" instead of "Bride" and "Groom".

UPDATE: Incidentally, according to a search on Google, this blog appears to be only the second to report on this story. The first was the Huffington Post.

UPDATE 2: Now it would appear that a few other bloggers beat me. However, it looks like I was in the first ten or so...