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​Assembly Bill (AB) 218

Effective January 1, 2023, in addition to existing California laws, AB 218 allows a person to obtain an amendment to the following vital records, to reflect the person's change of gender and sex identifier to female, male, or nonbinary:

  • marriage license and certificate,
  • confidential marriage license and certificate,
  • birth certificate for their minor or adult child

This process does not require a court order if the person submits specific supporting documentation.

For more detailed information on this process, please see the following pamphlets and forms:


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