Domestic Partnerships. Legal news and articles for March 29 - 31, 2012

A benefits victory for domestic partnersProposed NC marriage amendment could reach farBuie Looking for the Perfect Cuddle PartnerIowa View: Grassley's position on violence against women law is disappointingSt. Pete moves to adopt DP registry; Orange hits “problems”Iowa View: Grassley's position on violence against women law is disappointingMacon woman charged with shooting domestic partnerThursday's letters: Marriage, insuranceOn Being Gay In Medicine: A Leading Harvard Pediatrician's StoryMontclair Resident Named NJ Hero by Mary Pat ChristiePostpartum depression tied to domestic violenceIowa View: Don't cut support for victims of violenceCity council to address gay marriageGuest commentary: Death highlights tragedy of teen violenceFilner: Marriage Stinks

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Lane Garrison and Playmate Girlfriend Fight Over Funeral!
Gather.comMarch 1, 2012

A 911 call to go to actor Lane Garrison's home was for a 'domestic disturbance', but Garrison didn't need the police. Instead, he was taken by ambulance because he was having a panic attack. Garrison and his girlfriend, Playboy's Miss March 2011, ...more »

The (In)Humanity of Domestic Violence Services
Huffington Post (blog)March 21, 2012

Of all the places they should be able to find that, a domestic violence crisis center ought to be one. Yet as has been documented elsewhere, these services have become increasingly bureaucratized. Less like a grassroots, people-centered movement, ...more »

Domestic Partnerships. News and Stories

A benefits victory for domestic partners
Lahontan Valley NewsMarch 31, 2012

By GEOFF DORNAN The Public Employee Benefits Pro gram board has voted to treat state workers' domestic partners the same as the system treats spouses. Using reserves in 2013, health insurance premiums for domestic partners will be subsidized at the ...more »

Proposed NC marriage amendment could reach far
Charlotte ObserverMarch 31, 2012

said Marcia Zug, who teaches family law at the University of South Carolina. Nearly four in five voters approved the South Carolina amendment in 2006. “There's just no real support for those types of cases. There never was recognition, so there never ...more »

Buie Looking for the Perfect Cuddle Partner
Patch.comMarch 31, 2012

A male Gray and White domestic short hair mix cat is available for adoption at the Humane Society of Livingston County. Humane Society of Livingston County My name is Buie. I was born in 2007 and originally adopted from the shelter, but then returned ...more »

Iowa View: Grassley's position on violence against women law is disappointing
DesMoinesRegister.comMarch 31, 2012

Weich stated that most reports on grants show that many are not about waste, fraud, nor abuse. Most findings are remedied by updating accounting procedures and improved documentation. This is far from an issue of “malfeasance” and should not have ...more »

St. Pete moves to adopt DP registry; Orange hits “problems”
Orlando Sentinel (blog)March 30, 2012

Elected leaders in the cities of St. Petersburg and Gulfport are moving to adopt domestic partner registries, according to this report from the Tampa Bay Times, but Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs said Friday she's still researching how to make it ...more »

Iowa View: Grassley's position on violence against women law is disappointing
DesMoinesRegister.comMarch 30, 2012

Weich stated that most reports on grants show that many are not about waste, fraud, nor abuse. Most findings are remedied by updating accounting procedures and improved documentation. This is far from an issue of “malfeasance” and should not have ...more »

Macon woman charged with shooting domestic partner
Macon Telegraph (blog)March 30, 2012

By AMY LEIGH WOMACK — awomack@macon.com A 26-year-old Macon woman has been charged with family-violence-related aggravated assault and battery in connection with the Friday morning shooting of her domestic partner. Macon police went to the 3300 block ...more »

Thursday's letters: Marriage, insurance
BlueRidgeNow.comMarch 30, 2012

Skipping down, I found "*Spouse includes Registered Domestic Partner, Civil Union Partner, or party to a domestic partnership between two adults, as recognized by state law." Curious, I called the corporate office in Livonia, Mich., ...more »

On Being Gay In Medicine: A Leading Harvard Pediatrician's Story
WBURMarch 30, 2012

I asked on the phone whether there were domestic partner benefits. It was a perfunctory question, because given the city, I assumed the answer would be yes. By that point, most Fortune 100 companies had them. Turns out they didn't, but they said they'd ...more »

Montclair Resident Named NJ Hero by Mary Pat Christie
Patch.comMarch 30, 2012

Since 2002, Partners for Women and Justice has offered quality legal assistance in domestic violence and family law matters to low-income, abused women in Essex, Morris and Union counties. The organization also provides guidance to promote financial ...more »

Postpartum depression tied to domestic violence
Fox NewsMarch 30, 2012

Previous research on the overlap between postpartum depression and domestic violence has typically come from researchers that focus on the mothers' health. But in recent years, pediatricians have increasingly adopted the practice of screening mothers ...more »

Iowa View: Don't cut support for victims of violence
DesMoinesRegister.comMarch 30, 2012

Chuck Grassley, R-Ia., who has been historically supportive, has not signed on to support reauthorization of the law. The Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault ask the senator to support reauthorization ...more »

City council to address gay marriage
The Spokesman ReviewMarch 30, 2012

The state's domestic partnership law, approved since then, extended domestic partnership benefit rights to the full workforce. Human Resources Director Heather Lowe said of the city's nearly 2000 workers, 23 have received benefits based on the city or ...more »

Guest commentary: Death highlights tragedy of teen violence
STLtoday.comMarch 30, 2012

Intimate partner violence — often called domestic violence — is a complex pattern of physical, sexual, psychological and other behaviors used to control the victim. It is not limited to "domestic" situations. One in five high school girls reports ...more »

Filner: Marriage Stinks
Voice of San DiegoMarch 29, 2012

But you took that vote with the knowledge that not only were you voting to deny people the right to marry, but that they would also be denied tax and other benefits. I guess I bought the notion that domestic partnership laws would or could take care of ...more »

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