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domestic partners

n. unmarried couples, including homosexuals, living together in long-standing relationships, who may be entitled to some of the same benefits as married people, such as job-related health plans.

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Slater had asked to be exempted from the new duty, based on the fact that she was a "Christian" with the "bona fide and sincerely held religious belief that domestic partnerships are a sin," her 2009 suit said.
Well over half of the Fortune 500 businesses offer benefits to their employees who are in domestic partnerships," Stephanie Mott, chair of the Topeka Chapter of KEC, said.
Meyers said those who value marriage as a pillar of society will never accept domestic partnerships.
started offering domestic partnership benefits to their employees.
For example, some corporations extend domestic partnership benefits only to lesbian and gay employees because the issue is seen as one of sexual orientation rather than marital status discrimination.
According to Scott Evertz, the openly homosexual Wisconsin activist appointed as the new AIDS policy director, "the average American isn't at a point where they can endorse gay marriage or domestic partnerships - the president isn't endorsing those concepts at this point.
When there are high legal and economic consequences to recognition of the couple, Coleman requires that they sign a legally binding domestic partnership agreement, which, depending on its wording, may impose on the couple the same kinds of legal responsibilities to one another that marriage does, vis a vis such things as third-party creditors when one person takes on debt, or mutual obligations of support between the partners.
California also has a domestic partnership law, approved by the state assembly in response to a public vote in favor of a law banning same-sex marriages.
I believe that what we're doing now in pursuing civil unions, in pursuing domestic partnership rights, in pursuing transgender rights, and covering the whole gamut of health care and insurance protections--that is the way to pursue it now.
Example 8: This example shows the result of equal (50-50) partners (one corporate, one individual) transferring their interests in a domestic partnership to a foreign corporation.
Additionally, an individual may find him or herself advocating for domestic partnership benefits in more than one arena.
The legislative counsel decided this was not marriage, that this was domestic partnership,'' Goldberg said.

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