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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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Opponents argue that the law discriminates against same-sex couples by allowing only domestic partnerships.
It's a bait and switch," says Jay Kaplan, an attorney with the ACLU of Michigan, which filed a lawsuit seeking clarification that Michigan's ban does not prohibit domestic partnership benefits offered by public employers.
If a domestic partnership ends, the partners incur no further obligations to each other.
org) also provides useful information about sexual orientation issues in the workplace, such as listings of employers with antidiscrimination policies and domestic partnership benefits; resources for dealing with discrimination; and lesbian, gay, or bisexual employee organizations in various professions.
USA Today's Howlett, for instance, said Gannett has told its employees that domestic partnership benefits are "on hold" pending the outcome of health care legislation.
If a couple is already set up as domestic partners financially, but are now legally married, they should check in with their financial team and even consider working with someone who holds the Accredited Domestic Partnership Advisors designation.
Meyers said his group planned to try again to gather signatures for an initiative to repeal the domestic partnership law, this time with a goal of a statewide vote in 2010.
Brougham and Warren joined the group and introduced them to the concept of domestic partnership.
Understandably, an employee's journey in pursuing domestic partnership benefits may be a difficult one.
The California Superior Court will have jurisdiction over all proceedings to legally separate, nullify or dissolve a registered domestic partnership, including child custody.
In the case of the homosexual lobby, Bush has already shown solidarity by appointing openly homosexual men as the head of the Office of National AIDS Policy and as Ambassador to Romania, and declined to oppose an amendment approved by the House of Representatives allowing domestic partnership benefits for homosexual employees of the District of Columbia.

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