California Civil Code

Sec. § 1747.81


(a)

If a card issuer has determined in the normal course of business that it will issue a card to a married woman, the card shall be issued bearing either the maiden name or married name of the woman, as the woman may direct.

(b)

Card issuers may require that a married woman requesting a card in her maiden name open a new account in that name.
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