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Encyclopedia > Domestic Partnerships in Oregon
Same-sex civil unions
Recognised nationwide

Denmark (1989)
Norway (1993)
Sweden (1995)
Greenland (1996)
Iceland (1996)
France (1999)
Germany (2001)
Portugal (2001)
Finland (2002)
A civil union is a recognized union similar to marriage. ...

Luxembourg (2004)
New Zealand (2005)
United Kingdom (2005)
Andorra (2005)
Czech Republic (2006)
Slovenia (2006)
Switzerland (2007)
Colombia (2007)

As unregistered cohabitation

Israel (1994)
Hungary (1996)

Croatia (2003)
Austria (2003)

Recognised in some regions

United States (1997)
Argentina (2003)
Australia (2004)

Brazil (2004)
Italy (2004)
Mexico (2006)

Recognised prior to legalisation
of same-sex marriage

Netherlands (nationwide) (1998)
Spain (12 of 17 communities) (1998)
South Africa (nationwide) (1999)
Belgium (nationwide) (2000)
Canada (QC, NS and MB) (2001)
  CA, CT, MD, NY, NJ, OR, RI, VT, WA See also Civil union Registered partnership Domestic partnership Timeline of same-sex marriage Listings by country This box:      Same-sex marriage is a term for a governmentally, socially, or religiously recognized marriage in which two people of the same sex live... This politics article needs to be wikified. ... Spain is divided into 17 autonomous communities, 11 of which recognize civil unions. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Same-sex marriage in South Africa. ... Statutory cohabitation: Act of 23 November 1998: Gives limited rights to registered same-sex and opposite-sex couples. ... Same-sex marriage was legalized across Canada by the Civil Marriage Act enacted on July 20, 2005. ...

Recognition debated

Argentina
Australia
Austria
Brazil
Chile

Costa Rica
Greece
Ireland
Italy
Liechtenstein

Mexico
Poland
United States
Uruguay

See also

Same-sex marriage
Registered partnership
Domestic partnership
Common-law marriage
Same-sex unions by country
Homosexuality laws of the world
  CA, CT, MD, NY, NJ, OR, RI, VT, WA See also Civil union Registered partnership Domestic partnership Timeline of same-sex marriage Listings by country This box:      Same-sex marriage is a term for a governmentally, socially, or religiously recognized marriage in which two people of the same sex live... LGBT rights Around the world · By country History · Groups · Activists Declaration of Montreal Same-sex relationships Marriage · Adoption Opposition · Discrimination Violence This box:      As unregistered cohabitation Recognised in some regions Recognised prior to legalisation of same-sex marriage Netherlands (nationwide) (1998) Spain (12 of 17 communities) (1998) South Africa (nationwide... A domestic partnership (known as Pairage) is a legal or personal relationship between individuals who live together and share a common domestic life but are not joined in a traditional marriage or a civil union. ... Common-law marriage (or common law marriage), sometimes called informal marriage or marriage by habit and repute is, historically, a form of interpersonal status in which a man and a woman are legally married. ... World laws on homosexuality US laws on homosexuality Legality of same-sex unions in Europe. ...

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In April and May 2007, following a previous attempt in 2005, the Oregon state legislature passed legislation granting same-sex couples virtually all of the rights afforded to married couples, but avoided using the term marriage, or civil union. Governor Ted Kulongoski signed the bill on May 9, 2007 and it is scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2008. Official language(s) (none)[1] Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... Theodore R. Ted Kulongoski (born November 5, 1940, in rural Missouri [1]) is an American Democratic politician. ...

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History

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Oregon

On July 8, 2005, Oregon state senators approved legislation to allow same-sex civil unions. As originally written, Senate Bill 1000 would create civil unions and prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation in housing, employment, public accommodations and public services. [1] The vote at the state capitol in Salem was 19-10 in favor of the measure. In 2004 and 2005 there was controversy and political disagreement concerning the status of same-sex marriage in Oregon. ... July 8 is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A civil union is one of several terms for a civil status similar to marriage, typically created for the purposes of allowing homosexual couples access to the benefits enjoyed by married heterosexuals (see also same-sex marriage); it can also be used by couples of differing sexes who do not... A senate is a deliberative body, often the upper house or chamber of a legislature. ... Sexual orientation refers to the direction of an individuals sexuality, normally conceived of as falling into several significant categories based around the sex or gender that the individual finds attractive. ... Nickname: The Cherry City Location in the state of Oregon Coordinates: County Marion County, Polk County Founded 1842 Government  - Mayor Janet Taylor Area  - City 120. ...


The Republican Speaker of the Oregon House, Karen Minnis, announced that she would not let the bill be passed. On July 21, the House performed a series of moves where the bill was amended, removing most of its language and replacing it with different text (seen by some to be a "gut and stuff"[2] maneuver). The new text of Senate Bill 1000 no longer contained language about sexual orientation, prohibition of discrimination, nor civil unions. Instead, it reaffirmed the recent state constitutional prohibition of same-sex marriage and proposed to create "reciprocal beneficiary agreements" [3]. "Reciprocal beneficiaries" could be any two people prohibited by law from marrying each other, such as a "widowed mother and her unmarried son," and would not have the rights and obligations of married persons, specifically excluding employer-granted benefits such as health insurance or retirement benefits. Reciprocal beneficiaries would be granted inheritance rights, and the power to make medical or financial decisions if the reciprocal beneficiary was incapacitated. This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... Speaker of the Oregon House Karen Minnis (R-Wood Village) is serving her fourth term in the House, representing House District 49 which includes the cities of Fairview, Troutdale and Wood Village and a portion of Gresham, in East Multnomah County. ... July 21 is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The changes effectively killed momentum to pass the bill, which died in committee.


However, after the November 2006 mid-term elections Democrats won a majority of the Republican-controlled house[4]. In early 2007, a bill was re-introduced in the House similar to the 2005 legislation. The bill adopted the term "domestic partnership" to describe these unions; the terms "marriage" or "civil union" were absent. This bill enjoyed a relatively easy passage through the legislature, when compared to its 2005 predecessor. Passed by the House on April 17, 2007 (by a vote of 34-26) and by the Senate on May 2, 2007 (by a vote of 21-9), Governor Kulongiski signed the Oregon Family Fairness Act on May 9, 2007. The law is not scheduled to take effect until January 1, 2008.


Differences in the legislation

Given the use of the term "domestic partnerships," the Oregon legislation seems to be more in line with California's recognition of same-sex relationships, as opposed to the civil union legislation created in Vermont, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New Hampshire (Massachusetts is currently the only US state which sanctions same-sex marriage).


Like California, Oregon's legistlation has no ceremony requirement. All marriage and civil union legislation require a ceremony, whether religious or civil, to be considered valid. In California and Oregon couples are only required to register their domestic partnerships through the submission of a paper form. Additionally, the Oregon statute contemplates that the domestic partnerships are only valid in the state of Oregon. All other marriage and civil union laws assume the validity of such relationships in every other jurisdiction. These changes may have been placed to avoid any conflict with the Oregon constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.   CA, CT, MD, NY, NJ, OR, RI, VT, WA See also Civil union Registered partnership Domestic partnership Timeline of same-sex marriage Listings by country This box:      Same-sex marriage is a term for a governmentally, socially, or religiously recognized marriage in which two people of the same sex live...


Possible delay

Currently, an attempt is underway to repeal these laws before they take effect. Such an effort, accomplished by a petition putting the laws to voter approval via a ballot question, could delay enforcement of the law to January 1, 2009. [5] [6]


See also

  CA, CT, MD, NY, NJ, OR, RI, VT, WA See also Civil union Registered partnership Domestic partnership Timeline of same-sex marriage Listings by country This box:      Same-sex marriage, often called gay marriage, is a marriage between two persons of the same sex. ... This article serves to provide the final outcome of legislation only. ... This article summarizes the legal and political actions taken by the individual states of the United States regarding same-sex marriage. ... Advocates of same-sex marriage generally hold that marriage and its benefits should not be denied to same-sex couples, and that such a denial infringes one or more of their rights as American citizens. ... Same sex marriage permitted Laws permitting civil unions or domestic partnerships Same sex marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships prohibited State Constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage State law banning same sex marriage No state law banning same sex marriage (however, judicial or executive rulings prevent same sex marriage) Same... It has been suggested that Rights and responsibilities of marriages in the United States be merged into this article or section. ... The Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, is the commonly-used name of a federal law of the United States that is officially known as Pub. ... The Marriage Protection Act is a bill considered by the U.S. Congress and passed by the House of Representatives in 2004, and reintroduced in the House in 2005, that sought to divest the power of the federal courts to hear cases related to the Marriage Protection Act itself, as... Defense of marriage amendments are U.S. state constitutional amendments that have been proposed, and in some instances adopted, to prevent the legalization of same-sex marriage. ... The United States Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA) is a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution which would define marriage in the United States as a union of one man and one woman. ... In the United States, domestic partnership is a legal status similar to marriage that has been available to same-sex couples (and sometimes opposite-sex couples). ... The Freedom to Marry coalition is a conglomeration of groups working toward the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States. ... Civil marriage has undergone significant changes in the United States since the countrys inception: 1830 - Right of married woman to own property in her own name (instead of all property being owned exclusively by the husband) in Mississippi. ...

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Same-sex marriage in the United States
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Marriage Legalized: Massachusetts
Civil unions permitted: Connecticut - New Jersey - Vermont
Marriage or Civil Union
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Connecticut - Illinois - Maine - New Jersey - New Hampshire - New York - Rhode Island - Washington - California

 Domestic partnerships permitted:   CA, CT, MD, NY, NJ, OR, RI, VT, WA See also Civil union Registered partnership Domestic partnership Timeline of same-sex marriage Listings by country This box:      Same-sex marriage, often called gay marriage, is a marriage between two persons of the same sex. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...   CA, CT, MD, NY, NJ, OR, RI, VT, WA See also Civil union Registered partnership Domestic partnership Timeline of same-sex marriage Listings by country This box:      Same-sex marriage is a term for a governmentally, socially, or religiously recognized marriage in which two people of the same sex live... Same-sex marriage in the U.S. state of Massachusetts began on May 17, 2004 because the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ruled in Goodridge v. ... The Connecticut General Assembly passed a bill to adopt civil unions in Connecticut, ensuring that same-sex couples get the same civil rights as heterosexual couples. ... As unregistered cohabitation Recognised in some regions Recognised prior to legalisation of same-sex marriage Netherlands (nationwide) (1998) Spain (12 of 17 communities) (1998) South Africa (nationwide) (1999) Belgium (nationwide) (2000) Canada (QC, NS and MB) (2001) Recognition debated See also Same-sex marriage Registered partnership Domestic partnership Common-law... Overview Civil unions in Vermont are legal unions of same-sex couples in accordance with a law that went into effect in 2000. ... The State of Connecticut does not currently recognize nor allow same-sex couples the ability to marry. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... In April 2004, the Maine Legislature passed a bill to establish Domestic Partnerships, providing many important rights akin to marriage for same-sex couples in that state. ... The state of New Jersey has neither allowed nor recognized marriages between couples of the same-sex. ... Civil unions in New Hampshire are currently being pursued at a state legislative level. ... Same-sex marriage is not recognized in New York state. ... Same-sex marriage is not recognized in Rhode Island state. ... Same-sex marriage is not recognized in Washington state. ... Determining the status of same sex marriage in California has been an intense political battle for at least the last decade. ...

California - District of Columbia - Hawaii - Maine - Oregon - Washington
Prohibited by statute: Arizona - Connecticut - Delaware - Florida - Illinois - Indiana - Iowa - Maryland - Minnesota - New Hampshire - New York - North Carolina - Pennsylvania - Puerto Rico - Washington - West Virginia - Wyoming
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Marriage undefined: New Mexico - Rhode Island

 
 

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