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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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If the bill makes it way into law, same-sex couples who have already married will stay married, but new couples would have to enter into domestic partnerships.
A court is likely to conclude that the domestic partnership legal status about which you inquire is 'similar to marriage' and therefore barred" by the state Constitution, he wrote.
Dillon's, AT&T, Cargill, Payless Shoes, and Bank of America are just a few major Topeka employers that provide domestic partnership benefits to their employees.
Kathy Slater was an 11-year county clerk's office employee when she was fired in 2008 for refusing to accept domestic partnership declarations and issue certificates of registered domestic partnership to applicants.
Implementing domestic partnerships became one of the main campaign issues of the November 1984 city council election.
Gay marriage, civil unions or domestic partnerships are not recognized by the federal government.
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.
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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