California has a few unique marriage laws and regulations that require you to make some decisions prior to getting your license. One decision is whether or not to apply for a confidential marriage license. Another is if you want a friend or relative to participate in the Deputy for a Day program. It is recommended that you call the California County or City Clerk's office to see if they suggest setting an appointment. You could find yourselves in a long line with as much as a two-hour wait without an appointment in some California locales.
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How you acquire the title to a property has a bearing on your legal ownership. It will also impact how the property is transferred in the event of the death of the original owner. Examples of property title types include sole, joint, or community ownership. The laws governing property ownership may vary by the state in which you reside. As an example, some states restrict the way parties may hold a title.
Same-Sex Marriage, State by State
The San Diego gay nightlife scene manages that rare balance between being remarkably friendly and also rife with beautiful people—it's pretty much a reflection of this sunny Southern California city. Gay bars have also been pretty stable here over the years, with the most popular hangouts going strong for a couple of decades. Most gay bars are in the trendy Hillcrest neighborhood, just northeast of Balboa Park and a short drive or cab ride from downtown. Several others are in the districts just to the east of Hillcrest: University Heights and Normal Heights. As a largely gay-friendly city, San Diego has a good offering of general mixed night clubs.
When California legalized same-sex marriage a little more than a month ago, the state left things vague for one segment of the population: prison inmates. What happens when same-sex inmates want to marry each other? It's a problem California prison officials are now trying to figure out. In the past month, more than 1, same-sex marriages have been certified by the county of San Francisco alone. Just north of the city is San Quentin State Prison.