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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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Douglas County then undermined its own claim that Slater's processing of domestic partnerships was crucial to clerk's office operations, Pocock said, by not filling her position after firing her.
Connecticut, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Vermont offer civil unions; 10 states plus the District of Columbia offer domestic partnerships with benefits that range from limited to nearly identical to marriage.
Worse, this backlash extended into the area of domestic partnerships and civil unions when many states saw fit to include a ban on these types of relationships along with same-sex marriage.
TOPEKA - The Topeka Chapter of the Kansas Equality Coalition (KEC) has asked the Topeka City Council to enact a domestic partnership registry.
Although the birth of the first child is believed to be a major reason for domestic partnerships to result in a marriage, 61.
In the nonbinding opinion, Abbott determined that local jurisdictions that offer such benefits "have created and recognized something" - domestic partnerships - "not established by Texas law.
com, the measure sought to ban marriage between same-sex couples as well as roll back existing laws recognizing domestic partnerships.
Second, domestic partnership benefits are important because the majority of people in the United States still have misconceptions about unmarried couples in general, and about lesbians and gay men in particular.
Reilly wrote: "The church has never endorsed, and cannot support the legal recognition of such relationships, whether through marriage, civil union or domestic partnership bills.
At present, gay rights groups tend to focus on practical protections for domestic partnerships.
Like much of their work, these objects have visual flair, but their overdetermined critical take on "domestic habits" and propriety seems anachronistic--a better comment on the era when June Cleaver sta rched Ward's shirts than our own age of domestic partnerships and business-casual attire.
The CCCB called for a possible discussion about "legislation allowing for domestic partnerships or civil unions" for couples other than those in a marriage relationship.

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