Jackson’s Bill to Recognize Marriage Equality Signed Into Law

Jackson’s Bill to Recognize Marriage Equality Signed Into Law

“Senate Bill (SB) 1005, written by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D – Santa Barbara), mandates that “gender-specific terms” in California laws such as “husband” and “wife” be replaced by the term “spouse” when referring to married couples. The changes are intended to be inclusive of all couples in registered domestic partnerships.

Jackson introduced the bill in February and received overwhelming bipartisan support on both the State Assembly and Senate floors, with the 80-member assembly voting 63-1 in favor of the bill and the 40-member senate voting 34-0.”

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