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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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[United States], Dec 14 (ANI): After legalizing it before, the Senate in Bermuda has now voted to end same-sex marriage in the British island territory and permit only domestic partnerships.
This is a benefit unavailable to unmarried couples (however, it is available to couples in a registered domestic partnership in certain community property states).
A Kansas couple, who wish to remain anonymous, had a recent positive experience with domestic partnership benefits.
In the nonbinding opinion, Abbott determined that local jurisdictions that offer such benefits "have created and recognized something" - domestic partnerships - "not established by Texas law."
(See the sidebar, Legal Definitions of Same-Sex Relationships, for distinctions between same-sex marriages, civil unions, and domestic partnerships.)
He cited the county's own record of issuing just 37 domestic partnership certificates in the first two years after they became law, each of which took about 10 minutes of clerical time.
shareholder of CFCs that in turn owns stock in lower-tier CFCs through a domestic partnership takes the position that subpart F income of the lower-tier CFC or an amount determined under Sec.
California, Maine, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and the District of Columbia have enacted legislation recognizing domestic partnerships with varying rights granted to partners.
In any case, Bailey is shrewd enough to see that, if she can only get Canada to set aside its laws against polygamy, the goal of supplementing (and eventually replacing) marriage with a modern domestic partnership system (allowing any combination of number or gender) would be achievable.
It is Shana's job--more specifically, the domestic partnership benefit package offered through the school system--that makes this way of life possible for the Greane family.
Among the first domestic partnership issues to reach the California courts is the narrow question of whether or not a surviving registered domestic partner whose partner died prior to Jan.
Hence, the concept of "domestic partnership" was born.

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