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Stories for August 2002


Domestic Partner News

Editorial Comment

This section of the website reports news affecting domestic partners.  The term “domestic partners” has generally been defined by law as two adults who live together, who are financially and emotionally interdependent, and who consider themselves to be a family.

Sometimes the news in this section is dominated by stories focusing on the extension of domestic partner benefits and protections to same-sex couples.   When that happens, it is because those are the stories which have appeared recently in newspapers.

The American Association for Single People supports the creation of registries and the extension of benefits and protections to any two unmarried adults who share a common household as a family unit.  AASP supports laws and benefits programs which do not exclude people on the basis of sex or sexual orientation. 


Story Posted on Friday, November 1, 2002


Same-sex registry in Ashland, Oregon still low after three years




Stories Posted on Thursday, October 31, 2002



Rutgers University panelists urging domestic partner benefits




Queensland Premier ridicules study on same-sex couples




Stories Posted on Tuesday, October 29, 2002



Australian judge calls for equality for same-sex couples




Unmarried Chinese couple fined for cohabitating




Oregon paper to publish domestic partner commitment announcements




Stories Posted on Saturday, October 26, 2002



New Jersey court rules in favor of unmarried woman




South African lawmakers discuss recognition of domestic partners




Stories Posted on Friday, October 25, 2002



US Pediatricians divided on same-sex adoptions




Belgium moves towards accepting same-sex weddings




Stories Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2002



Montana Human Rights Commission rejects discrimination claim by couples




Blessing same-sex relationships could disrupt Anglican church says Archbishop of Canterbury




Stories Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2002



University of Hawaii to revive reciprocal benefits




New Jersey bill addresses legal benefits to domestic partners





NYC mayor opposes contract law that provides for dp benefits




Stories Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2002



Lansing College to offer same-sex benefits




British PM to push ahead failed adoption bill




Story Posted on Thursday, October 17, 2002



Study reveals that unwed couples with kids are more likely to separate




Story Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2002



British lawmakers could block same-sex adoption plan




Story Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2002



Non-traditional families not welcome Ladue, MO




Stories Posted on Friday, October 11, 2002



Michigan gubernatorial race focuses on same-sex marriage topic




Czech lawmakers stall domestic partnership legislation




Colorado Springs, Colorado revisits domestic partner benefits to city employees




Story Posted on Tuesday, October 8, 2002



Idaho motel owner refuses to rent to unmarried couples




Story Posted on Friday, October 4, 2002



Israeli municipality extends domestic partner eligibility benefits




Story Posted on Thursday, October 3, 2002



Maine’s Cumberland County ponders on domestic partner benefits for employees



Stories Posted  on Tuesday, October 1, 2002



Maryland weighing in on same-sex benefits in gubernatorial race




Boston Globe to announce domestic partner ceremonies and unions




Illinois Cook County judge cleared of domestic partner adoption bias




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