The California Marriage Licensing Commission is in the middle of reviewing a proposal from the state’s Republican Governor that would legalize same-sex marriage in the Golden State.
The commission is in charge of issuing the marriage licenses that are required by the state, but some conservatives are pushing for the license to be made up of two documents.
The first is the Marriage License Certificate that is issued to the person who has married the person listed on the marriage license.
The other is the “certificate of domestic partnership” that is a document that identifies the person as the legal spouse of the other person.
A petition signed by more than 1,200 people calling themselves “the California Coalition for Marriage” argues that the certificate of domestic partner is not a valid marriage certificate, and that it’s not needed.
The California Marriage Commission was created in 2002 to oversee the issuance of marriage licenses to same-day marriages.
Proponents of the proposed law argue that allowing same-date marriages to continue would help to ensure that people who want to marry in the state do so legally.
The state’s Supreme Court upheld the state constitution’s prohibition on same-gender marriage in June 2015, ruling that the California constitution does not protect the right of people to marry.
The petitioners say the “Certificate of Domestic Partner” would be the “valid, reliable and reliable form of marriage certificate that is required by California law.”
They argue that the two documents are separate, but are not equal.
The commission will hear oral arguments from both sides of the issue on April 23.