Domestic Partnerships. Legal news and articles for November 29 - 30, 2011

Texas Showdown Headed for High Court?Kris Humphries Annulment? The NBA Star's Next Move: ReportTopeka rejects domestic partnership registryCoincidence, pattern or attack?Ohio Judge Thinks That If Gay Marriage Isn't Real, Neither Is Gay Domestic...TIMELINE: Sexual-Orientation Policies Adopted in Three St. Louis County CitiesTopeka council narrowly rejects domestic partnership registry; mayor was among ...TIMELINE: Sexual-Orientation Policies Adopted in Three St. Louis County CitiesClayton Amends City's Discrimination CodeCitizens police academy fosters understandingDomestic partnership registry fails to passI want to get married before I dieCouncil rejects domestic partnership registryPALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOLS EXPAND BENEFITS FOR GAY & LESBIAN FAMILIESJudge Allows Recall Effort Over El Paso's Reinstatement of Domestic...

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Appleton's proposed 2012 budget changes could reignite policy battles
Appleton Post CrescentNovember 8, 2011

The domestic partner benefits were adopted as part of a larger overhaul of the city's benefit package for nonunion employees after the state Legislature passed a law in March that eliminated many collective bargaining powers for most public-sector ...more »

Israel 'rogue government,' says Quilcene activist who was arrested during ...
Peninsula DailyNovember 10, 2011

Activist Kit Kittredge and her domestic partner, Keith Meyer, share a moment in their Quilcene kitchen on Wednesday. Less than a week ago, Kittredge spent four days in an Israeli prison while Meyer had to depend on secondhand reports about her safety. ...more »

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Texas Showdown Headed for High Court?
National Catholic RegisterNovember 30, 2011

Extent of church involvement in politics is at issue in protest against domestic partner legislation. by GAIL BESSE 11/30/2011 Comment EL PASO, Texas — A showdown over First Amendment rights of free speech and religion could make its way from this ...more »

Kris Humphries Annulment? The NBA Star's Next Move: Report
Huffington PostNovember 30, 2011

According to California law, an annulment can only be granted if one of the following eight conditions have been met: bigamy, incest, underage spouse (without parental consent), prior existing marriage or domestic partnership, unsound mind (existence ...more »

Topeka rejects domestic partnership registry
NECNNovember 30, 2011

(AP) — Topeka city officials have voted against establishing a domestic partnership registry after the mayor said the change would push Kansas' capital city closer to legalizing gay marriage. The registry, which failed on a 5-4 vote Tuesday, ...more »

Coincidence, pattern or attack?
City PulseNovember 30, 2011

15 and now await Senate approval, would prohibit public employers — including universities and colleges — from offering domestic partner benefits and would prohibit such benefits from being a topic of collective bargaining. ...more »

Ohio Judge Thinks That If Gay Marriage Isn't Real, Neither Is Gay Domestic...
AutostraddleNovember 30, 2011

...law enforcement's failure to identity and properly handle domestic violence cases involving people of the same sex, and the shortage of resources available to victims of same-sex partner domestic abuse" and argues this is a serious public health ...more »

TIMELINE: Sexual-Orientation Policies Adopted in Three St. Louis County Cities
Patch.comNovember 30, 2011

City Manager Craig Owens also said officials are working on plans for a domestic partnership registry. The following is a brief timeline of adopted legislation on sexual orientation and gender identity in the county. The measure passes 6-1. ...more »

Topeka council narrowly rejects domestic partnership registry; mayor was among ...
The RepublicNovember 30, 2011

Topeka city officials have voted against establishing a domestic partnership registry after the mayor said the change would push Kansas' capital city closer to legalizing gay marriage. The registry, which failed on a 5-4 vote Tuesday, ...more »

TIMELINE: Sexual-Orientation Policies Adopted in Three St. Louis County Cities
Patch.comNovember 30, 2011

City Manager Craig Owens also said officials are working on plans for a domestic partnership registry. The following is a brief timeline of adopted legislation on sexual orientation and gender identity in the county. The measure passes 6-1. ...more »

Clayton Amends City's Discrimination Code
West End WordNovember 30, 2011

Mayor Linda Goldstein said it was something the city had been considering for some time in addition to the idea for a domestic partnership registry. City Manager Craig Owens said that while sexual orientation and gender identity are not specifically ...more »

Citizens police academy fosters understanding
Christian County Headliner NewsNovember 30, 2011

Tisha Moon and her partner responded to a 911 domestic call. Moon interviewed the man who called for assistance. Then she interviewed his wife. Each told a different story. The woman was injured, the man was not. The police had responded to the ...more »

Domestic partnership registry fails to pass
KSNTNovember 30, 2011

Emotions ran high for many in the council chambers Tuesday evening, when the final vote came down from the governing body against the domestic partnership registry. Seats in the City Council Chambers were filled of those both for and against the ...more »

I want to get married before I die
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)November 30, 2011

On the back of the cards is a link to a website that explains the law, and how our relationship is protected under state law. We need these cards because most people are confused by the term “Domestic Partnership.” It has no other context in our ...more »

Council rejects domestic partnership registry
Topeka Capital JournalNovember 30, 2011

By Tim Hrenchir Ten speakers asked the Topeka City Council to establish a domestic partnership registry Tuesday evening, saying the move would strike a blow against inequality and show Topeka is a progressive city. But those arguments failed to sway a ...more »

PALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOLS EXPAND BENEFITS FOR GAY & LESBIAN FAMILIES
Out In AmericaNovember 29, 2011

(West Palm Beach, Florida) The Palm Beach County School Board unanimously voted this week to move forward with a policy allowing school district employees with domestic partners to take the same family and medical leave granted to opposite-sex, ...more »

Judge Allows Recall Effort Over El Paso's Reinstatement of Domestic...
GayapolisNovember 29, 2011

Anti-gay Christian activists are attempting to remove the mayor and two members of the city council for voting to reinstate domestic partners insurance for city employees. Pastor Tom Brown initiated the recall drive after Cook and council members Susie ...more »

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