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Getting Married in Oakland

Have you chosen Oakland as the spot for your wedding? Make your wedding a day to never forget by exploring some of the sights and locations in the area. You could probably get some great wedding shots over by Jack London Square or some whimsical pictures at the Children’s Fairyland.

The History of Same-Sex Marriages in Oakland

Same-sex couples in Oakland were able to get married starting on June 26th, 2013, after the US Supreme Court ruling in the case of Hollingsworth v. Perry. This ruling declared that Proposition 8 was unconstitutional. This ruling was the result of several years of efforts by activists and proponents of the freedom to marry.

The Williams Institute has gathered information from the 2010 US Census to determine the impact of legalizing same-sex marriage. The data shows that there were 98,153 same-sex couples in California as of 2010. About 6,593 of these couples were located in Oakland and the rest of Alameda County. Out of same-sex couples in California, about 69,841 remained unwed in 2010. By legalizing same-sex marriage, the state could see as about $350 million in extra revenue for businesses in the wedding industry.

Obtaining a Marriage License in Oakland

Before you get a marriage license in Oakland, you will need to decide whether you want a public marriage license or a confidential marriage license. Public licenses are a matter of public record, while confidential licenses remain private. The fee for a public license is $81, while the fee for a confidential license is $90.

You will need to visit the Alameda County Clerk-Recorder’s Office and bring the fee and proof of your identity and age – such as a photo ID or passport.

About Pridezillas:

Pridezillas wedding vendors all celebrate pride, love and equality. We only promote LGBT-friendly wedding vendors who support marriage equality. When you contact one of these businesses, you can be assured that they will be excited to help you orchestrate one of the most memorable days of your life.

Mention Pridezillas when contacting the vendors below for potential and occasional discounts or offers for your wedding.