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California Code, Health and Safety Code - HSC § 103175

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(a) The marriage license shall contain as nearly as can be ascertained all of the following and other items as the State Registrar may designate:

(1) The first section shall include the personal data of each party married, including the date of birth, full given name at birth or by court order, birthplace, mailing address, names and birthplaces of each party's parents, last names at birth of each party's parents, the number of previous marriages, marital status, the name used prior to the intended marriage by each party at the time of the marriage license application, if the name is different from the name given at birth or by court order, and the new name, if any, selected by each party for intended use upon solemnization of the marriage.

(2) The second section shall include the signatures of parties married, license to marry, county and date of issuance of license, and the marriage license number.

(3) The third section shall include the certification of one person performing the ceremony, that shall show his or her official position including the denomination if he or she is a clergy or clergyperson, and the printed name, signature, and mailing address of at least one, and no more than two, witnesses to the marriage ceremony. The person performing the marriage ceremony shall also type or print his or her name and mailing address on the marriage license.

(b) The marriage license shall not contain any reference to the race or color of parties married.

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