Domestic Partnerships. Legal news and articles for August 24 - 31, 2012

Celluloid causes: Palm Springs residents making a difference through filmEstate Planning for Same-Sex Couples and Domestic PartnersFive questions for Mitt Romney on LGBT rightsColumbus Begins Processing Applications For Domestic Partnership RegistryOur opinion: Domestic violence laws must apply equal punishmentDomestic-partner registry starts for city's same-sex couplesSomerset County says no to same-sex partner benefitsNevada Same-Sex Couple Denied Hospital Visitation Despite Domestic ...So, you still want to be a Republican?Judge rules domestic violence law discriminatoryIndy mayor signs domestic partner benefits measureA victory for equal rights: Mayor Ballard OKs domestic partner benefitsIndy mayor signs domestic partner benefits measureIndianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard OKs domestic partner benefitsMayor Ballard OKs domestic partner benefits

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State police investigate domestic incident at Princeton police station ...
The RepublicAugust 8, 2012

Ash tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph (http://bit.ly/O4jLQB ) that authorities believe Gergely stopped her domestic partner's vehicle and brought the woman to the police station. An argument then ensued. Ash says surveillance cameras recorded the ...more »

Indianapolis council OKs domestic partner benefits
Post-TribuneAugust 14, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Health care benefits would be offered to domestic partners of Indianapolis city workers under a proposal approved by the City-County Council, although the mayor says he isn't sure whether he'll sign it. The proposal passed Monday ...more »

Domestic Partnerships. News and Stories

Celluloid causes: Palm Springs residents making a difference through film
The Desert Sun (blog)August 31, 2012

In May that year, Washington's domestic partnership law was signed by Gov. Christine Gregoire. Rothmiller and Thompson, who filmed the signing ceremony, felt an immediate connection with Strong. Gay rights advocate Charlene Strong (facing) hugs Gov.more »

Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples and Domestic Partners
baltimoregaylifeAugust 31, 2012

Under federal law, a married person can transfer unlimited assets to his or her spouse by gift during his or her lifetime or by bequest at death with no federal gift or estate tax consequences. The same deductions are not available to same-sex couples ...more »

Five questions for Mitt Romney on LGBT rights
The Hill (blog)August 30, 2012

With respect to “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” Mitt Romney flip-flopped by initially offering support for the open service of gays and lesbians as a Senate candidate in 1994 and then supporting the ban on open service in the years leading up to his ...more »

Columbus Begins Processing Applications For Domestic Partnership Registry
10TVAugust 29, 2012

To register, an unmarried couple has to complete and file a Declaration of Domestic Partnership and meet the requirements to qualify for the city's eligible dependent benefits. Those requirements include that the couple: • Is not currently married to ...more »

Our opinion: Domestic violence laws must apply equal punishment
Great Falls TribuneAugust 29, 2012

Under state law, not every perpetrator is sentenced equally. Under current domestic-violence law, a partner in a partner/family member assault is defined as a person in a heterosexual relationship. People convicted of the offense face up to a year in ...more »

Domestic-partner registry starts for city's same-sex couples
Columbus DispatchAugust 29, 2012

The city's domestic-partnership registry starts today, allowing gay and lesbian couples to formally file their relationship with a government entity in the hope of getting the workplace and other benefits afforded married couples. Cross and Kinsey said ...more »

Somerset County says no to same-sex partner benefits
Daily American OnlineAugust 29, 2012

“We do not offer health care benefits to domestic partners, regardless of sexual orientation, and plan to continue to follow that practice,” the commissioners wrote in a letter dated Tuesday. The letter was addressed to John DeBartola, president of the ...more »

Nevada Same-Sex Couple Denied Hospital Visitation Despite Domestic ...
Democratic UndergroundAugust 27, 2012

When Leon checked into the hospital last month because of complications in her pregnancy, the admissions officer told Simonelli she would have to secure power of attorney to be with her partner. Leon ended up losing her baby, and Simonelli had to rely ...more »

So, you still want to be a Republican?
LGBTQ NationAugust 26, 2012

In Nevada the law states: “Domestic partners have the same rights, protection and benefits, and are subject to the same responsibilities, obligations and duties under law, whether derived from statutes, administrative regulations, court rules ...more »

Judge rules domestic violence law discriminatory
San Francisco ChronicleAugust 26, 2012

(AP) — State prosecutors are appealing a Lincoln County judge's ruling that Montana's domestic violence law has a "gross flaw" that discriminates against heterosexuals. The Whitefish Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/PeYgvy ) defense attorney Tim Baldwin ...more »

Indy mayor signs domestic partner benefits measure
BusinessweekAugust 24, 2012

The gun lobby is cracking down on cities that adopt firearms laws.... Ballard had said that he preferred that the city offer benefits only to same-sex domestic partners because offering them to heterosexual partners might provide a disincentive to marry.more »

A victory for equal rights: Mayor Ballard OKs domestic partner benefits
Examiner.comAugust 24, 2012

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard finally signed the bill this Thursday that provides domestic partner benefits for city and county workers. The passing of the ordinance is encouraging for both same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners who have been ...more »

Indy mayor signs domestic partner benefits measure
ABC7Chicago.comAugust 24, 2012

August 24, 2012 (INDIANAPOLIS) -- Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard has signed an ordinance extending the health care benefits of city employees to their domestic partners. The Republican mayor tweeted Thursday he signed the ordinance that cleared the ...more »

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard OKs domestic partner benefits
Indianapolis StarAugust 24, 2012

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard's approval of a domestic partner benefits ordinance (Proposal 213) means qualifying city and county government employees can sign up in coming months for insurance coverage that begins Jan. 1. Benefits Unmarried same-sex ...more »

Mayor Ballard OKs domestic partner benefits
Indianapolis StarAugust 24, 2012

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard's approval of a domestic partner benefits ordinance (Proposal 213) means qualifying city and county government employees can sign up in coming months for insurance coverage that begins Jan. 1. Benefits Unmarried same-sex ...more »

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