Even though same-sex marriage was, in effect, made legal in California and throughout the U.S. by the Supreme Court, California still has domestic partnership laws on the books. These partnerships are treated essentially the same as marriages by the state, but they are between two people of the same gender.
While almost all laws concerning California domestic partnerships are exactly the same as for marriages, there is a slight difference when it comes to the dissolution of a domestic partnership. If the couple registered the partnership in California, California has the legal jurisdiction to dissolve it, regardless of where they live now. But, should the partnership have been filed in a different state, one partner at least must live in California in order to file there to get it dissolved.
Just like divorces, dissolution of domestic partnerships can sometimes be "sped up" with a "summary dissolution." The same basic rules apply here as apply with "summary divorces' (See Above).