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City Announces Domestic Partnership Registry

Another city has made headlines by formalizing a domestic partnership registry. Dayton City joins hundreds of other towns and municipalities that have decided to extend legal rights to domestic ...

Employees of Allegheny County to Obtain Domestic Partnership Rights

Some employees of Allegheny County will be extended certain benefits previously denied to them. An executive order is set to be signed by the county executive, who is finally making good on a promise ...

Change Modifies Domestic Partnership Laws in Washington

While a new law in Washington will give same-sex couples the right to get married, it will also eliminate domestic partnerships for most of the population. Under the new law, those couples under the ...

Clayton Approves Domestic Partnership Registry

After months of discussing the proposition, aldermen in Clayton have approved a registry for domestic partnership. This registry is available to both heterosexual and homosexual couples for the small ...

Asking for Alimony after Domestic Partnership Ends

Just as with a marriage, you can ask for maintenance when ending a domestic partnership. Depending on the state in which you file for maintenance and several other factors, a judge may grant your ...

Singer Ending Domestic Union

Singer k.d. lang is reportedly ending her domestic union with her partner Jamie Price. According to reports, she has filed to dissolve the union in California. Domestic partnerships allow same-sex ...

Domestic Partnership Varies State to State

While the basic idea of domestic partnership refers to two people that have a committed relationship to one another and live together, the laws regarding domestic partnership can vary by state. More ...

Same-Sex Marriage in California

For two years, same-sex couples in California were able to obtain legal marriages. From June 2008 until November 2010, a new law removed certain language from the state's constitution which ...

Dissolving Domestic Partnerships

Are you currently in a domestic partnership but have been talking about breaking up with your partner? If so, it is important to understand how to dissolve your relationship legally in your state. In ...

Domestic Partnership Laws in California

If you are currently involved in a domestic partnership in California, there are three laws that you should be familiar with. The first is the Equality and Equal Access in Higher Education Act. It ...

Florida Signs Domestic Partnership Bill

Another victory for domestic partnerships in Florida was signed into law this month in Fort Lauderdale. Thanks to approval from the City Commission, the city government has agreed to give health ...

Florida Changes Domestic Partnership Laws and Rights

Big changes are being made in Florida this year towards domestic partnership rights. Based on new legislation that is being sponsored by the state senator, those in domestic partnerships may soon be ...

Domestic Partnerships Legal in One Missouri County

Even though the state of Missouri does not recognize domestic partnerships as being legal, a city within the state is making headlines by working towards changing social policy. The city of Olivette ...

Rights Extended to Same Sex Couples in State College

As more and more towns, cities and boroughs pass domestic partnership laws recognizing same-sex unions, more people are getting access to the same rights that heterosexual partners have long enjoyed. ...

City Speaks Out About Possible Denial of Rights to Domestic Partners

One city has come forward to speak out against a new referendum that could be passed in North Carolina that would ban the granting of rights to those in domestic partnerships. The referendum, which ...

Domestic Partners Offered Support in Milwaukee

Departing from the former County Executive's decisions, Chris Abele has announced his support of extending benefits to domestic partners in the county. Back in 2009, then CE Scott Walker not only ...

Same Sex Couples may Recieve Benefits in City of Easton

Next year could bring benefits for same-sex partners in the city of Easton if new legislation is approved by the city council. The Easton City Council is scheduled to review the new legislation that ...

State to Recognize Out of State Same Sex Marriages

A landmark victory for same-sex couples happened in Washington State last week when lawmakers voted 58-39 on Friday to make same-sex marriages from out of state as valid as in-state marriages. The ...

Officer in Domestic Violence Unit Charged with Abuse

In a strange turn of events the officer in charge of the Memphis Domestic Violence unit was charged with aggravated assault after turning a gun on his wife. Maj. Stanley A. Eason threatened his wife ...

Federal Regulation Allows Patients Right to Decide who can Visit

New federal regulations are making waves across the country as patients are given the right to decide who can have visitation rights in the hospital. Unlike before there will be no limitations based ...

Civil Unions to be Legalized in Illinois

Civil unions will soon be legal in the state of Illinois. The Illinois Legislature passed the bill on December 1 that will be signed by Governor Pat Quinn. This means that straight and gay couples ...

Law May Change for Domestic Partners Seeking Hospital Visitation Rights

Good news for couples in domestic partnerships: the Obama administration is in the final stages of approving new rules regarding hospital visitations. If their plan goes into effect, hospitals that ...

State Representative Challenged for Supporting Domestic Partnership Rights

New sources are saying that three-term incumbent State Representative Maureen Walsh is currently facing opposition in her bid for re-election. Many say that Republicans who voted to censure her for ...

Same-Sex Couples Sue for Domestic Partnerships in Montana

Seven same-sex couples are fighting a first-of-its-kind legal battle in Montana regarding domestic partnerships. The couples who are represented by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) are suing ...

Same-Sex Partnerships Granted Equal Benefits in Illinois Treasurer’s Office

Same-sex couples won a small victory in Illinois when the State Treasurer signed an executive order amending the office's domestic partnership policy. The order signed by Illinois Treasurer Alexi ...
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