Same Sex Marriage in California

By: Wallin & Klarich

On May 15, 2008, the Supreme Court of California overturned the ban on same-sex marriage. Marriage licenses will be issued to same-sex couples beginning June 17, 2008, barring any last minute stays. Before this landmark moment, California had already permitted domestic-partner registration with the secretary of state, wherein same sex-couples could be afforded the same rights as traditional male/female marriages. Despite this bitter sweet moment in history, Gay couples wanting to rush to the altar after June 17, 2008 should consider many things before deciding to make it official. Consideration must be given to whether a prenuptial agreement will be required, separate property and debt, the adoption of children in the future, etc., Many gay couples will marry, and while for some it will last a lifetime, other’s won’t be so fortunate. It is important that during those trying emotional moments where a decision has been made to divorce, that competent legal representation be sought.

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