Good Faith Belief in Valid Marriage is Subjective

In a landmark decision, the California Supreme Court reversed 25 years of California law that a cultural marriage must be both in “good faith” and “reasonable” to be valid.

In reversing IRMO Vryonis (1988) 202 Cal.App.3d 712, the Court stated: “We disagree with Vryonis and its progeny to the extent they hold good faith . . . → Read More: Good Faith Belief in Valid Marriage is Subjective

California: Good Faith Belief in Cultural Marriage may be Unreasonable

California Appellate Court, 6th District (Santa Clara): Vryonis decision (1988) invalidating Iranian Cultural Marriage was erroneous

Santa Clara, California, April 19, 2011: In Ceja v. Rudolph & Sletten, Inc., the California Appellate Court for the 6th District held that an innocent party to an invalid marriage would be entitled to marital benefits even if . . . → Read More: California: Good Faith Belief in Cultural Marriage may be Unreasonable

CALIFORNIA: Culture & Proposition 8

References to Culture in the Historical Ruling of Judge Walker on Unconstitutionality of Proposition 8 California(August 4, 2010): Judge Vaughn R. Walker,  Chief Judge,  the United States District Court for The Northern District Of California, ruled that California  Proposition 8, the voter-enacted amendment to the California Constitution in November 2008, is unconstitutional. Proposition 8 . . . → Read More: CALIFORNIA: Culture & Proposition 8