I am sorry for the above. Please allow me to answer your question.Can I marry my Registered Domestic Partner without Terminating the Domestic Partnership?
The answer is yes
. California does not require you to terminate your domestic partnership before marriage.
This is supported by the Secretary of State's website which contains the following:How do you terminate a registered domestic partnership in which the domestic partners also are married to each other?Partners in a registered domestic partnership who also are married to one another may file a petition in California Superior Court to dissolve both the domestic partnership and the marriage in a single proceeding. If you have questions about dissolving a domestic partnership and marriage in these circumstances, you should consult with private legal counsel.
In other words, California seems to allow domestic partners to marry WHILE still having a domestic partnership, judging from the above. They may then - if they want to - terminate either/both via a petition.
I hope this helps and clarifies. Good luck.
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