Update your gender marker or sex identifier on your identity documents
In California, you can change the gender marker or sex identifier on a birth certificate or driver's license without a court order or medical certification. You can change it to male, female, or nonbinary. You can also change your designation of bride or groom on your marriage certificate without a court order, if your spouse agrees.
The federal government and other states have their own rules about which markers you can use and when they will change the marker.
California Birth Certificate
California Driver's License or ID Card
California marriage certificate
You can change your designation on your marriage certificate to bride, groom, or neither.
- If you had a public marriage, the State Registrar in the Department of Public Health will issue you a new certificate.
- If you had a confidential marriage, the county recorder's office in the county that issued the marriage certificate will issue you a new certificate.