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  Domestic partnership - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Domestic partner or domestic partnership identifies the personal relationship between individuals who are living together and sharing a common domestic life together but are not joined in any type of legal partnership, marriage or civil union.
One of the reasons for the creation of the relation of domestic partnership is to recognize the contribution of one partner to the property of the other.
Potentially serious legal issues arise from the conflict between state domestic partnership and same-sex-marriage laws, and the structure of U.S. Federal law, which, under the Defense of Marriage Act, explicitly does not extend Federal law recognition to those unions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Domestic_partnership   (386 words)

 Domestic Partnership FAQ
The Domestic Partnership Ordinance allows persons in committed relationships who meet the criteria established by the Ordinance as constituting domestic partnerships to register at the office of the City Clerk and obtain a certificate attesting to their status.
A domestic partnership is terminated two ways, by death of a domestic partner, or by voluntary w termination by one or both domestic partners.
The statement must declare under pains and penalties of perjury that the domestic partnership is terminated and that a copy of the termination statement has been mailed by certified mail to the other domestic partner at his or her last know address.
www.ci.cambridge.ma.us /~CityClrk/domestic-partnership/factsheet.html   (997 words)

 The New Domestic Partnership Law
Domestic partners are defined as either gay and lesbian couples over the age 18 or heterosexual couples over the age of 62, who meet the eligibility requirements of Title II of The Social Security Act for old age benefits or Title XVI of The Social Security Act for aged individuals.
To qualify, the couples must share the same residence and must not be in another domestic partnership or married to someone else and must meet the same relationship and competency standards as a couple who is planning to marry.
While registered domestic partners will be entitled to many of the rights, benefits, and obligations conferred on married spouses by state law, AB 205 does not apply to laws passed by initiative.
www.ceb.com /info/ab205.htm   (1234 words)

 DivorceNet - Domestic Partnership   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The domestic partnership declaration even may be used to request service providers to extend credit to a partner based on the promise of the other partner.
Upon the dissolution of the domestic partnership, the partners, under Family Code §299), are required to file notice with the Secretary of State to avoid future liability, and to permit the partners to enter into a new partnership.
There are no rights to any property created by the partnership or its dissolution, as the registration does not change the character of property owned by either party or both parties during the term of their domestic partnership.
www.divorcenet.com /states/california/domestic_partnership   (1336 words)

 Office of The County Clerk: SF Administrative Code CHAPTER 62
Domestic Partners are two adults who have chosen to share one another's lives in an intimate and committed relationship of mutual caring, who live together, and who have agreed to be jointly responsible for basic living expenses incurred during the Domestic Partnership.
When a Domestic Partnership ends, a Domestic Partner who has given a copy of a Declaration of Domestic Partnership to any third party, (or, if that partner has died, the surviving member of the domestic partnership) must give that third party a notice signed under penalty of perjury stating the partnership has ended.
Each request for a Domestic Partnership ceremony shall be made in writing on a form provided by the County Clerk, and shall be accompanied by payment of a fee of $30.
www.sfgov.org /site/countyclerk_page.asp?id=5549   (1219 words)

 Get Busy. Get Equal.: Domestic Partnership
Domestic partnership was conceived to help bridge this disparity and create greater equality for same-sex couples.
Most city and county domestic partnership registries are simply registration systems that confer no benefits or responsibilities on either partner but provide couples with a way to officially register their relationship with the municipality.
Since the goal of most employer domestic partnership policies is to create greater equality in the workplace, most provide at least some benefits, such as bereavement leave and emergency medical leave.
www.aclu.org /getequal/rela/domestic.html   (564 words)

 Domestic partnership - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
On September 4, 2003 the California legislature passed an expanded domestic partnership bill, A.B., extending nearly all the legal rights of married couples to people in same-sex partnerships.
Signed by Governor Gray Davis on September 19, 2003, the bill went into effect on January 1, 2005.
[2] (http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2004/01/08/nj_senate_oks_legal_rights_for_same_sex_couples_governor_expected_to_sign/) Maine's legislature and governor approved (http://newstandardnews.net/content/?action=show_itemanditemid=272) a domestic partnership law in April of 2004.
www.americancanyon.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Domestic_partnership   (372 words)

 FindLaw's Writ - Grossman: The New Jersey Domestic Partnership Law
To register for a New Jersey domestic partnership, a couple must share a common residence, be engaged in a "committed relationship of mutual caring," and agree to support one another if the need arises.
Domestic partners also do not automatically acquire rights or obligations with respect to any children, which is different from the treatment of married couples.
Domestic partnerships are available on the same terms as in New Jersey--to same-sex couples or opposite-sex couples over 62 in a relationship of mutual caring.
writ.news.findlaw.com /grossman/20040113.html   (2218 words)

 OaklandNet///Domestic Partnership Registration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Registering your domestic partnership may be beneficial if a company that extends health or other benefits to domestic partners employs you.
Domestic partnership registration may allow you to be recognized as your partner's family member, and may allow you to visit your partner in the hospital or jail, under the current state law.
Both partners must appear in person with proof of identity, though the application may be obtained and filled out in advance (the Affidavit of Domestic Partnership must be executed in the presence of the City Clerk or her designee).
www.oaklandnet.com /government/b_and_f1/revenue/dmstc.html   (650 words)

Same-sex domestic partnerships, between persons who are both at least 18 years of age, and opposite sex domestic partnerships, when one or both persons are age 62 and over, are eligible to register a domestic partnership with the Secretary of State and receive health, dental and vision benefits from the California State University (CSU).
Upon termination of the domestic partner's coverage, coverage for children of domestic partners, enrolled as economically-dependent children under the domestic partnership, must also be terminated.
Cancellation of domestic partnership coverage can be accomplished by submitting a Health and Dental Benefits Enrollment/Change Form to the SDSU Benefits Office.
bfa.sdsu.edu /ps/Benefits/dp.htm   (1577 words)

 Partners Task Force - Domestic Partnership Benefits
Domestic partner benefits owes its existence to the fact that America is the only industrialized nation in the the world that doers not have universal health care, and the fact that same-sex couples have been forbidden legal marriage.
Since the very first domestic partner benefits were offered by Berkely, California, in 1984, the radical right has been very busy with lawsuits in the public sector — and with boycotts in the private sector — in order to destroy any benefits for same-sex couples and their children.
Overall, domestic partnership benefits appear to be a crude, porous bandage for an exclusionary benefits system based largely on legal marriage.
www.buddybuddy.com /d-p-1.html   (1990 words)

 Domestic Partnerships
The City of Seattle's Domestic Partnership Registration program is a means by which unmarried couples in committed, on-going family relationships, may document their relationships.
Domestic Partnership Registration is voluntary, and does not create any new or different legal rights or responsibilities, or any contractual relationships or obligations between the registrants.
When an application for Domestic Partnership Registration is filed with the Office of the City Clerk, it becomes a public record pursuant to Revised Code of Washington (RCW) Section 42.17.
www.seattle.gov /leg/clerk/dpr.htm   (383 words)

 WeHo: Domestic Partnership
The Domestic Partnership Program is a long-established way for couples to have their relationship recognized by the City of West Hollywood.
The City also allows non-residents to apply for a Domestic Partnership which may be used by agencies that recognize such arrangements.
Domestic Partnership registration enables any two individuals, regardless of sexual orientation, to have their relationship officially recognized by the City of West Hollywood.
www.weho.org /index.cfm?fuseaction=nav&navid=8   (197 words)

 Cook County Clerk's Office | Domestic Partnership Registry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cook County's Domestic Partnership Registry enables same-sex couples living in Chicago and suburban Cook County to formally record their relationships.
Obtaining a Domestic Partnership Certificate from Cook County does not automatically qualify you or your partner for employer-sponsored benefits, nor does it confer survivorship or ownership rights.
The names of domestic partners who register and the date they registered their partnership with the county are available to the public.
www.cookctyclerk.com /sub/domestic_partnership_registry.asp   (120 words)

 Domestic Partnership Act FAQs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
If either you or your domestic partner is a member of a NJ state-administered pension system, you may obtain a New Jersey Certificate of Domestic Partnership from any New Jersey local registrar.
Certificates of Domestic Partnership from the following jurisdictions are acceptable to file for benefits under the New Jersey DPA: California; Hawaii; Vermont; Wisconsin; New York City; Cook County, IL; Atlanta, GA; Westchester County, NY; and the District of Columbia.
Yes, if the children of your domestic partner are single, under the age of 23, live with you, and are substantially dependent upon you for support.
uhr.rutgers.edu /domestic-partnership-act-faqs.html   (1191 words)

 Business Wire: ACLJ Overturns Domestic Partnership Ordinance i... @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
ACLJ Overturns Domestic Partnership Ordinance in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The American Center for Law and Justice, which successfully challenged the legality of Boston's domestic partnership law, said today a decision by a state judge overturning the domestic partnership ordinance for the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts is an important victory for marriage and the family.
The ACLJ is challenging domestic partnership laws in cities across the country -- including New York City, San Francisco, and Santa Barbara.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?docid=1G1:66575280&refid=ink_tptd_g1   (513 words)

 Assessment & Taxation
A Certificate of Domestic Partnership must be signed at the time of registration.
Understand that the registration of the Certificate of Domestic Partnership is evidence of a domestic partnership of continuous duration.
NOTE: If only one partner is present to sign the Statement of Termination of Domestic Partnership, that partner must certify that they have attempted to notify the other partner of the termination by mailing a notice of such intent, by certified mail return receipt requested, to the last known address of the other partner.
www.co.multnomah.or.us /dbcs/assess_tax/dompar.shtml   (424 words)

 California Secretary of State - Domestic Partners Registry
If you are in a committed opposite-sex relationship where one partner is 62 years or older, you have the opportunity to register as domestic partners.
Due to the change in the law effective January 1, 2005, prior versions of the Declaration of Domestic Partnership form are no longer acceptable.
Due to the change in the law effective January 1, 2005, prior versions of the Notice of Termination of Domestic Partnership form are no longer acceptable.
www.ss.ca.gov /dpregistry   (444 words)

 Ideas for Domestic Partnership and ALI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
applying the same principles to dissolving domestic partnerships flies in the face of reality:  cohabiting couples are less specialized than married couples, are less interdependent, and have far more embedded equality goals.
  However, the domestic partnership rules take effect when the parties probably aren=t thinking of contractCthey ripen or vest after some period of time when the cohabitors are in the midst of their relationship and probably aren=t thinking of contract at all.
Code ' 297 (2000), allows registration of domestic partnerships in which partners must agree to assume joint responsibility for each other=s Abasic living expenses@ and authorizes state and local employers to offer health care coverage and other benefits to domestic partners of employees and requires health-care facilities to permit visits by a patient=s domestic partner.
www.etax.byu.edu /alisymp/Brinig0124.htm   (6363 words)

 Domestic Partnership Information
As a result of that hearing the City Council adopted a Policy in December, 1984 extending employee benefits to domestic partners as a way of addressing inequities that occur when benefits are limited to married couples because same gender cohabitating couples cannot marry and opposite gender cohabitating couples choose not to marry.
In June, 1991, the City Council extended the policy recognizing domestic partnerships beyond City employees to provide the general public the opportunity to register as Domestic Partners.
It should be noted that this Affidavit of Domestic Partnership may have potential legal implications under California law which has recognized that non-marital cohabiting couples may privately contract with respect to the financial obligations of their relationship.
www.ci.berkeley.ca.us /clerk/dom-pol.htm   (397 words)

 Catholic Culture : Document Library : A Catholic Perspective on Domestic Partnership
In such a situation, the precious truth about marriage and the family becomes ever more obscured, while alternative kinds of non-marital unions, including both heterosexual and homosexual unions, are proposed as being equal in status, dignity and rights to that of marriage itself.
In recent times, local and state authorities have sought to extend recognition to non-marital unions in the form of "domestic partnership" laws.
A domestic partner can be either a same-sex or opposite-sex unmarried partner of a county employee.
www.catholicculture.org /docs/doc_view.cfm?recnum=2572   (1265 words)

 Office of The County Clerk: Filing a Domestic Partnership Agreement
You may file a Domestic Partnership Agreement with the San Francisco County Clerk or through a Notary Public.
It is SEPARATE from the State of California's Domestic Partnership registration.
The Domestic Partner must be designated as the employee's beneficiary with the Retirement System.
www.ci.sf.ca.us /site/countyclerk_page.asp?id=5540   (430 words)

 Partners Task Force - Registration for Domestic Partnership
Also: Requirements that one of the registrants in a couple filing a domestic partnership be a resident or work in the city were eliminated opening the registry to nonresidents.
Open to domestic partners anywhere in the country, even those who are not U.S. citizens, as long as they meet every other regulation.
Cornyn described the “declaration of domestic partnership” as neither “required or permitted by law to be recorded” because they are used by those seeking to “alter their political or juridical relations with others, or to impose legal burdens upon third parties” without legal standing.
www.buddybuddy.com /d-p-reg.html   (1700 words)

 NJDHSS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Domestic Partnership in New Jersey Brochure (Spanish) (REG-D33a) [HTML 13KB] [PDF 594KB]
Domestic Partnership Information from New Jersey Division of Pensions and Benefits
Domestic Partnership Information from New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance
www.state.nj.us /health/vital/dp.shtml   (93 words)

 Issue: Domestic Partnership   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Domestic partner benefits, as they are widely known, are becoming an established part of the fabric of the American work place.
AB 205 (The Domestic Partners Rights and Responsibilities Act of 2003) and its Impact on Cities
Lambda to Defend Chicago Domestic Partnership Ordinance on Appeal
www.lambdalegal.org /cgi-bin/iowa/issues/record?record=3   (1318 words)

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