Same Sex Marriages

Governor Brown Directs California Department of Public Health to Notify Counties that Same-Sex Marriages Must Commence.

At the direction of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., the Califonria Department of Public Health has notified clerks and registrar/recorders in all 58 California counties that same-sex marriage is now legal in California and that marriage licenses must be issued to same-sex couples immediately.

Supporting Documents


View the letter sent June 28, 2013, to county officials form the California Department of Public Health (PDF).

View the Order lifting the stay issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit (PDF).