Domestic Partners

Domestic Partners

Washington’s Uniform Parentage Act Signed Into Law

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Washington Governor Jay Inslee has signed into law Senate Bill 6037, which substantially updates and improves Washington’s version of the Uniform Parentage Act. ...
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Lesbian Couple Denied Marriage Ceremony in Bermuda

Lesbian Couple Denied Marriage Ceremony in Bermuda
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A lesbian couple was aboard a P&O cruise ship registered in Bermuda and were not allowed to get married since the island prohibits same-sex marriage. ...
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Review of Idaho’s Marriage Equality Ban Denied

Amber Beierle, left, and Rachael Robertson, one of the same-sex couples who sued Idaho for the right to marry. AP Photo
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied the Governor of Idaho’s request for en banc review of its October 7, 2014 decision striking down Idaho’s ban on marriage equality. ...
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Marriage Equality: Louisiana Gets Its Day in Court

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Friday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit heard oral arguments in Robicheaux v. Caldwell, the appeal challenging Louisiana’s marriage ban. ...
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Illinois State Appeals Court Ends Discrimination Against Unmarried Couples

In a landmark decision, the Illinois Court of Appeals for the First District ruled that courts may not discriminate against unmarried couples by preventing them from enforcing property claims against one another when they separate.
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The Illinois Court of Appeals ruled that courts may not discriminate against unmarried couples by preventing them from property claims when they separate. ...
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Federal Government to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage in Six Additional States

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The federal government will now recognize same-sex married couples in six new states: Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Wyoming. ...
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GLAD Sues the Social Security Administration on Behalf of Widow

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After DOMA was struck down, SSA denied Deb’s appeal, claiming that Rhode Island would not have recognized Deb and Pat’s marriage at the time of Pat’s death. ...
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Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Domestic Partnership Registry

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the state’s domestic partnership registry as constitutional, bringing a joyful end to a long legal battle. ...
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Washington State Requires Health Insurance Parity for Gay Spouses

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Washington state officials issued a letter to insurance and businesses saying health benefits must be provided to same-sex spouses and heterosexual spouses. ...
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Transition Period for State Domestic Partners Ends Soon

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Domestic Partners who have either already separated or who do not want to be married, must dissolve their SRDP (“dissolve” is the legal term for “divorce”). ...
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