Marrying couples will be listed as Person A and Person B on state forms issued by the state Department of Health on Thursday in preparation for the day next week that gay marriage becomes legal in Washington state.
Couples also can elect to be brides and grooms or simply spouses on the new forms released last Thursday after a scramble to get the paperwork finished in time for next Thursday’s deadline. “It gives them a full range of options,” said Donn Moyer, spokesman for the state Department of Health, which created the forms.
The state department initially proposed changing marriage and divorce documents from “bride and groom” or “husband and wife” to the gender-nonspecific options of “Spouse A” and “Spouse B.”
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