Luz and Nastassia Heurtelou wait for their marriage certificate to be printed after their civil wedding in Brooklyn. Associated Press. The poll found for the first time a majority support for same-sex marriage when non-marriage domestic partnerships were presented as an option. As of January 1,Senate Bill 30 of Wiener removes the requirement that persons be of the same sex or of the opposite sex and over 62 years of age in order to enter into a domestic partnership, allowing all opposite-sex couples to enter domestic partnerships as an alternative to marriage.
Federal appeals court judges seem headed toward a decision that could reinstate same-sex marriages in California while avoiding a ruling of national sweep that would invite U. The U. However, an employer with a self-insured plan may voluntarily choose to extend coverage to domestic partners; either requiring a couple be registered to be eligible, or crafting its own domestic partner eligibility criteria.
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The decision by Bernal increases speculation that Lee will likely name gay community college board member Alex Randolph to the D8 seat. Jon J. These forms can be mailed in, or delivered to specified physical locations.
Civil unions were set to begin Jan. Skip to main content. Proposition 8 foes rally in downtown Los Angeles. Cathy ten Broeke and Margaret Miles are the first couple legally wed in Minnesota. We'll send you daily updates every evening. Waxman and Rich L. The legal construct adopted by various municipalities was deemed a safer bet in securing the same rights and benefits that married heterosexual couples received from the state for same-sex couples without using the word marriage.
The decision by Bernal increases speculation that Lee will likely name gay community college board member Alex Randolph to the D8 seat. Collins and Ryan H. May 17, If you have questions about dissolving a domestic partnership and marriage in these circumstances, you should consult with a private attorney.
Anyone other than the domestic partners wanting a copy of a Confidential Declaration of Domestic Partnership must attach a certified copy of a court order granting permission to the California Secretary of State's office to release the Confidential Domestic Partnership record. Sandi Cote-Whitacre, left, and her partner of 42 years, Bobbi Cote-Whitacre, take part in a rally after the passage of the same-sex marriage bill.