Gay Marriage: What Happens Now?

Gay and lesbian couples can now get married in California, but not quite yet. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde explains.

Kitty Felde: It'll be another 30 days before gay and lesbian couples can get a marriage license. The state's Office of Vital Records will have to approve the forms. But then, it's off to the County Recorder's office. Dean Logan is L.A. County's acting Registrar/Recorder. He says you don't need a blood test anymore, whether you're straight or gay. But you do need a license.

Dean Logan: It's $70.
Felde: And anything else you need?
Logan: You have to present identification, and both parties have to be present, and license is valid for 90 days, so it's actually a fairly simple and straightforward process.

Felde: Logan anticipates a high volume of activity. His office has already been fielding inquiries from would-be newlyweds. The 30 day lead time is fortuitous. Dean Logan is going to be busy with a June 3rd election in the meantime.

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