The tax imposed under this Article shall not apply to transfers of real property between spouses or between domestic partners.
Individuals of the same sex who obtain a certificate of marriage or other official government document of any state or political subdivision thereof acknowledging their union in marriage shall be deemed to be in a “domestic partnership” that qualifies for the exemption under subsection (a) in the event such individuals are denied the legal status of marriage or the legal rights, privileges and obligations of spouses, or the marriage certificate or other official government document acknowledging their marriage is invalidated or revoked in a final judgment or by operation of law, because such individuals are of the same sex.
In order to qualify for the exemption provided in this Section, the deed, instrument or other writing effecting the transfer of real property shall include a written recital, signed by either spouse or domestic partnership, stating that the transfer is entitled to the exemption for spouses and domestic partners.
(Added by Ord. 108-04, File No. 040493, App. 6/21/2004)