While most health plans only let you enroll at specific times, marriage or divorce are "qualifying events" that will let you enroll or un-enroll outside those specific time periods. This law was designed for same-sex couples who live in a state where they cannot get a divorce.
This FAQ doesn't address every circumstance in which same-sex bi-national couples may find themselves.
February 1, - The Washington Senate passes a bill to legalize same-sex marriage, by a vote of Brown CA S. Persons other than the spouses may get a copy of a confidential marriage license only through a court order. Act was enacted after the city of Fayetteville, Arkansas, attempted to pass local civil rights protections for LGBTQ individuals; it has been challenged on constitutional grounds, and there are good arguments to support such a case.
California law recognizes marriages performed in other jurisdictions. KennardKathryn Werdegarand Carlos R. On August 12, citing the Mayor's lack of authority to bypass state law, the Supreme Court of California ruled that the marriages were void.
But we still strongly recommend that you confirm your legal rights through an adoption or other court judgment, because not all states fully respect non-biological parents. If we're already in a registered domestic partnership in California, do we have to dissolve our domestic partnership before we can marry?
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