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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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