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California law requires a marriage certificate issued by the state before a person can claim the legal benefits of marriage. If you had that completed and mailed in when you got married, you can get a copy from the state. This site has all the information you need, including applications and fees for ordering the copy.
A couple that chose only a religious certificate at the time of marriage can make the union legal by visiting the local courthouse, getting a marriage license, and having the justice of peace perform the ceremony. There's a three day waiting period between getting the license and when you can marry, so keep that in mind when planning.
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