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domestic partnership

A popular term for a committed relationship between two unmarried people who cohabit and often have one or more children together.
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Public and private schools with domestic partner benefits appeared to attempt to level the recruitment and retention playing field between domestic partners and opposite-sex spouses.
SCHENK: I came from Nevada a year and a half ago and the domestic partner, both same-sex and opposite sex, benefits are a lot more common there.
Fidas and Elliott said they think that other businesses will look at Wal-Mart's decision and realize that it's now become common to offer health benefits to workers' domestic partners.
According to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) (2010b), national surveys of the Fortune 500 have shown a steady increase in the number of companies including sexual orientation in their nondiscrimination policies, and offering benefits to domestic partners of GLBT employees.
Available as either a self-study or an instructor-led online mentor course, the ADPA program addresses issues that distinguish financial planning for domestic partners from planning for married spouses, covering such areas as wealth transfer, taxation, retirement planning and estate planning.
New York is not the first jurisdiction to make a place for domestic partners (outside marriage or civil unions) in health care decisions.
In other words, the company will be paying homosexual employees who include domestic partners on their health insurance plans more money to make up for the federal taxes they pay on that benefit.
Other states and employers provide survivor and health care benefits to domestic partners, including same-sex couples (see News/Publications at www.
The domestic partnership law grants rights under Oregon law only, and so domestic partners next year will not change how they fill out their federal tax forms - in most cases still identifying themselves as single or head of household.
ERISA preemption and the DOMA also mean that domestic partners will not be entitled to the same rights and benefits under private employer retirement plans as spouses of employees.
The University of Kentucky has also supported the idea of domestic partner benefits and expects to decide on a course of action early next year.
A gender-neutral domestic partner benefit, available to gay and heterosexual couples alike, Brinkman avers, "would be fine.

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