CA recognizes couple as "bride" and "groom"

April 2, 2009 7:23:40 PM PDT
A Northern California couple has reached a settlement with the state after suing because their marriage certificate did not include the words "bride" and "groom."

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Rachel and Gideon Codding of Roseville wrote the words "bride" and "groom" on their marriage license next to the terms "Party A" and "Party B." The state did not recognize their union, claiming the couple altered a state document.

California has now agreed to accept the license, pay for the couples attorney's fees, and will include the terms "bride" and "groom" on the forms.

The words were replaced after the state supreme court temporarily legalized same-sex marriage last May.

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