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Synonyms for domestic partner

a person (not necessarily a spouse) with whom you cohabit and share a long-term sexual relationship

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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.
Gay marriage, civil unions or domestic partnerships are not recognized by the federal government.
As we go to press California's Supreme Court has lifted their ban on samesex marriage noting this does not grant more legal rights than domestic partnerships.
Dillon's, AT&T, Cargill, Payless Shoes, and Bank of America are just a few major Topeka employers that provide domestic partnership benefits to their employees.
A court is likely to conclude that the domestic partnership legal status about which you inquire is 'similar to marriage' and therefore barred" by the state Constitution, he wrote.
That measure goes further in seeking to restrict some of the mandatory benefits awarded by the state to domestic partnerships.
Third, although domestic partnership recognition may confer few legal rights, couples could conceivably use their partnership as evidence of a familial relationship, which in turn could be used to support questions which arise in family matters, ex.
For the last 15 years, the federal and provincial governments have found ways to address their needs and requests for social benefits, and three provinces have already enacted legislation allowing for domestic partnerships or civil unions.
Domestic Partnerships (AB 25): Allows a person to collect unemployment insurance if he or she leaves a job to relocate with a domestic partner; allows domestic partners to use kin care (sick leave) to care for the other partner or the other partner's child.
The IRS itself has rejected the dissymmetry between foreign and domestic partnerships in its recent section 701 partnership "anti-abuse" regulations.
To register domestic partnerships, staff and faculty must sign an affidavit attesting to specific facts that demonstrate they are in a cohabiting, mutually caring, committed, financially interdependent and unmarried domestic partnership that has been in existence for at least two years.
California has recognized domestic partnerships since 2003, but State tax laws have not," Controller Westly said.
Reid said he is optimistic that the longer Oregonians have to get used to living in a state where same-sex couples enjoy many of the same legal rights as married couples, the more accepted domestic partnerships will become.
Among them are initiatives to amend the California Constitution to define marriage as only between one man and one woman, to rescind all previously approved domestic-partnership benefits and to eliminate the option of domestic partnerships altogether.
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