Domestic Partnerships. Legal news and articles for February 28 - 29, 2012

Is Tax Software Sophisticated Enough for Same-Sex Couples?Marriage for allReese Witherspoon Talks Rihanna and Chris Brown at Domestic Abuse ConferenceNorthfield City Council to consider domestic partnership registrySpanish reporter escapes besieged Homs in SyriaProp 8 and DOMA: Is There a Fundamental Right to Marry?The Law and Domestic ViolenceNorthfield City Council to consider same-sex marriage registryWhidbey Island family reflects gay marriage's shifting linePetersburg approves partnership with domestic violence agencyPetersburg approves partnership with domestic violence agencyPetersburg to consider partnership with Tri-Cities domestic violence agencyNorthfield City Council to consider same-sex marriage registryMore Media Matters Drama: CEO David Brock Needs to Step DownSamsung, Kaspersky Lab Partnership to benefit Corporate Android Users in the ...

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WA Senate approves bill to legalize gay marriage
Albany Times UnionFebruary 2, 2012

"Those of us who support this legislation are not, and we should not be accused of, undermining family life or religious freedom," said Murray, a gay lawmaker from Seattle who has spearheaded past gay rights and domestic partnership laws in the state.more »

Ronan man gets five years for firearm possession
Polson Lake County LeaderFebruary 3, 2012

According to a press release from the US Attorney's Office, on April 18, 2010, Curley threatened his domestic partner with a Hi-Point pistol during a domestic disturbance in Ronan. During the investigation of the domestic disturbance call, law...more »

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Is Tax Software Sophisticated Enough for Same-Sex Couples?
New York Times (blog)February 29, 2012

Patricia Cain, a professor at Santa Clara Law and an expert on sexuality and federal tax law who lives in California — a community property state that recognizes domestic partnerships — tried using TurboTax for her and her partner.more »

Marriage for all
Sammamish ReviewFebruary 29, 2012

Dana Alixander said the creation of a separate legal framework of domestic partnership felt almost belittling of what should be a basic civil right for her and Sage. “Not to be flippant, but you could just as easily have said 'You have to sit on the ...more »

Reese Witherspoon Talks Rihanna and Chris Brown at Domestic Abuse Conference
E! OnlineFebruary 29, 2012

The This Means War actress appeared at the recent World Conference of Women's Shelters in Washington, DC, as part of her partnership with the Avon Foundation to raise awareness about domestic violence. There, she openly discussed how she actively talks ...more »

Northfield City Council to consider domestic partnership registry
MinnPost.comFebruary 29, 2012

By John Fitzgerald | 02/28/12 Although domestic partnership registries carry little weight, the Northfield City Council decided last week to draft an ordinance allowing a domestic partnership registry, writes Suzanne Rook of the Northfield News.more »

Spanish reporter escapes besieged Homs in Syria
The Associated PressFebruary 29, 2012

BEIRUT (AP) — The domestic partner of Spanish journalist Javier Espinosa says he has escaped the besieged Syrian city of Homs and is in neighboring Lebanon. Monica Garcia Prieto said Wednesday that two French journalists, one of them wounded, ...more »

Prop 8 and DOMA: Is There a Fundamental Right to Marry?
TowleroadFebruary 29, 2012

Bans on same-sex marriage recognition take away our right to decide to get married, and a comprehensive domestic partnership law that gives all the rights of marriage without the word "marriage" can never be a suitable stand-in.more »

The Law and Domestic Violence
The StarFebruary 29, 2012

The recent past has however seen an increased number of domestic violence cases, where men have become the victims. Domestic violence is also known as domestic abuse, spousal abuse, battering, family violence, and intimate partner violence.more »

Northfield City Council to consider same-sex marriage registry
MinnPost.comFebruary 29, 2012

By John Fitzgerald | 02/28/12 Although domestic partnership registries carry little weight, the Northfield City Council decided last week to draft an ordinance allowing a domestic partnership registry, writes Suzanne Rook of the Northfield News.more »

Whidbey Island family reflects gay marriage's shifting line
The Seattle TimesFebruary 29, 2012

By Lornet Turnbull From left are Matt Kabler; his mother, Sharon Kabler; Matt's partner, Scott Stark; and father, Jim Kabler. Two years ago Matt suffered a brain aneurysm, and Stark has become his caregiver. No comments have been posted to this article ...more »

Petersburg approves partnership with domestic violence agency
Richmond Times DispatchFebruary 29, 2012

City officials are being more proactive to combat domestic violence in the wake of misdemeanor assault charges against City Manager William E. Johnson III. On Tuesday, City Council approved a partnership with the James House – a regional sexual and ...more »

Petersburg approves partnership with domestic violence agency
Richmond Times DispatchFebruary 29, 2012

City officials are being more proactive to combat domestic violence in the wake of misdemeanor assault charges against City Manager William E. Johnson III . Tonight, the City Council will consider a proposal to partner with the James House – a sexual ...more »

Petersburg to consider partnership with Tri-Cities domestic violence agency
Richmond Times DispatchFebruary 28, 2012

City officials are being more proactive to combat domestic violence in the wake of misdemeanor assault charges against City Manager William E. Johnson III . Tonight, the City Council will consider a proposal to partner with the James House – a sexual ...more »

Northfield City Council to consider same-sex marriage registry
MinnPost.comFebruary 28, 2012

By John Fitzgerald | 02:30 pm Although domestic partnership registries carry little weight, the Northfield City Council decided last week to draft an ordinance allowing a domestic partnership registry, writes Suzanne Rook of the Northfield News.more »

More Media Matters Drama: CEO David Brock Needs to Step Down
The StirFebruary 28, 2012

The latest drama involves CEO David Brock, his ex-domestic partner William Grey, and the $850000 in blackmail money that Brock paid Grey to keep him from blabbing to the media about MMFA's supposedly shady practices. According to leaked emails between ...more »

Samsung, Kaspersky Lab Partnership to benefit Corporate Android Users in the ...
Manila BulletinFebruary 28, 2012

Under this program, the systems integrator partners as well as the domestic and global independent software vendors such as Kaspersky could create new profit models through Samsung Electronics' mobile solution business. The program provides Kaspersky ...more »

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