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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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25% of Utah employers provide domestic partner benefits.
Most pension plans wilt, however, allow an employee at retirement to elect a joint annuity that will pay benefits to the domestic partner after the employee's death.
Until California reformed its program recently, either party could unilaterally mail in a form saying, "I, the undersigned, do declare that Former Partner--and I am no longer Domestic Partners.
An important question affecting domestic partner benefits is the legal status of same-sex partnerships.
This reimbursement will mirror the favorable tax treatment for same-sex domestic partners that the law now provides for married couples recognized by the federal government," said Donald F.
For employers that offer domestic partner health benefits, the cost "has been negligible," the Human Rights Campaign said on its website.
Dan Patrick, R-Houston, who had raised concerns about the Pflugerville school district, as well as the cities of El Paso, Austin and Fort Worth, extending such benefits to domestic partners.
Organization reinforces commitment to inclusive culture; will adjust salaries to cover taxes on healthcare benefits for all registered domestic partners
The way the law is written, neither the legal spouse nor the domestic partner has priority over the other as a decision-maker.
Guidance for California Registered Domestic Partners
Domestic partner rights: AB 205 will provide couples registered as domestic partners most of the same rights under California state law that married couples have, such as community property rights, public benefit calculations and prisoner-visitation rights.
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