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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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Public universities with domestic partner benefits (Universities 5, 6, 7, and 8) provided the same benefits to domestic partners and heterosexual spouses.
If a couple is already set up as domestic partners financially, but are now legally married, they should check in with their financial team and even consider working with someone who holds the Accredited Domestic Partnership Advisors designation.
Just last fall their definition was if you've been in a relationship for more than a year, then opposite gender domestic partners are covered.
It will extend insurance coverage to employees' domestic partners, as well as allow them to attend up to nine hours of classes a semester without tuition or fees.
He added that Wal-Mart's decision to offer benefits to domestic partners includes the opposite sex too.
Drew Springer's bill to revoke the accreditation and withhold funding from Texas school districts that allow employees to add a domestic partner to their health care plan - has made it through a House committee and is awaiting a vote in the full chamber.
Studies have also shown that enrollment for benefits by eligible same-sex domestic partners tends to be lower, about 1 percent, than for eligible opposite-sex domestic partners, about 67 percent.
Advisors can save their clients heartache by becoming familiar with tools that many domestic partners are likely to need.
7) New York adopted a surrogate decision-maker statute that puts domestic partners on a par with spouses without tying that status to legally recognized marriages or civil unions.
According to a Fox News report, Google says it will pay homosexual employees who include domestic partners on their health insurance plans more money to make up for the federal taxes they pay on that benefit.
Rights and benefits afforded to domestic partners in some jurisdictions may not be available or recognized elsewhere.
Gay and lesbian couples who have filed as domestic partners in Oregon will have the option a year from now of filing jointly on their state income tax returns.

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