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Encyclopedia > Domestic partnership in District of Columbia

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Washington, D.C., has recognized domestic partnerships since 1992. However, according to the D.C. Department of Health, [1] Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: Federal District District of Columbia  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2: Jack Evans... Domestic partner or domestic partnership identifies the personal relationship between individuals who are living together and sharing a common domestic life together but are not joined in any type of legal partnership, marriage or civil union. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...

Congress prohibited the District from spending any local funds to implement the law. The prohibition was lifted in the federal appropriations act for the District for the 2002 fiscal year

Domestic partnership in the District is open to both same-sex and opposite-sex couples. All couples registered as domestic partners are entitled to the same rights as family members to visit their domestic partners in the hospital and to make decisions concerning the treatment of a domestic partner’s remains after the partner’s death. A family in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in 1997 A family consists of a domestic group of people (or a number of domestic groups), typically affiliated by birth or marriage, or by analogous or comparable relationships — including domestic partnership, cohabitation, adoption, surname and (in some cases) ownership (as occurred in the... A physician visiting the sick in a hospital. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The measure also grants District of Columbia government employees rights to a number of benefits. Domestic partners are eligible for health care insurance coverage, can use annual leave or unpaid leave for the birth or adoption of a dependent child or to care for a domestic partner or a partner's dependents, and can make funeral arrangements for a deceased partner. ... Health care or healthcare is the prevention, treatment, and management of illness and the preservation of mental and physical well-being through the services offered by the medical, nursing, and allied health professions. ... Insurance, in law and economics, is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge against the risk of a contingent loss. ... Birth is the process in animals by which an offspring is expelled from the body of its mother. ... Adoption is the legal act of permanently placing a child with a parent (or parents) other than the birth parents. ... Children redirects here. ...


By December 2005, 554 couples had registered; 479 were same-sex and 75 were opposite-sex.[2]


The Domestic Partnership Equality Amendment Act of 2006, D.C. Law 16-79, came into effect on April 4, 2006. This act provides that in almost all cases a domestic partner will have the same rights as a spouse regarding inheritance, probate, guardianship, and other rights traditionally accorded to spouses. [3] Inheritance is the practice of passing on property, titles, debts, and obligations upon the death of an individual. ... Probate is the legal process of settling the estate of a deceased person; specifically, resolving all claims and distributing the decedents property. ... Child custody and guardianship are the legal terms used to describe the legal and practical relationship between a parent and child, including e. ...


British law does not recognize District of Columbia domestic partnerships as equivalent to civil partnerships in the United Kingdom. The Civil Partnership Act 2004 grants legal status to gay and lesbian couples in the United Kingdom. ... ...


References

  1. ^ http://dchealth.dc.gov/doh/cwp/view,a,3,q,573324,dohNav_GID,1787,dohNav,|33110|33120|33139|.asp#6
  2. ^ http://www.buddybuddy.com/d-p-reg.html "Registration for Domestic Partnership," Partners Task Force for Gay and Lesbian Couples
  3. ^ http://dchealth.dc.gov/doh/cwp/view,a,3,q,573324,dohNav_GID,1787,dohNav,|33110|33120|33139|.asp#6

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Recognized nationwide in:
Denmark (1989) | Norway (1993)
Israel1 (1994) | Sweden (1995)
Greenland (1996) | Hungary1 (1996)
Iceland (1996) | France (1999)
Germany (2001) | Portugal (2001)
Finland (2002) | Croatia1 (2003)
Austria (2003) | Luxembourg (2004)
New Zealand (2005) | United Kingdom (2005)
Andorra (2005) | Czech Republic (2006)
Slovenia (2006) | Switzerland (2007)
Was recognized before legalization of same-sex marriage in:
Netherlands (nationwide) (1998)
Spain (12 of 14 communities) (1998)
South Africa2 (1999)
Belgium (nationwide) (2000)
Canada (QC, NS and MB)3 (2000)
Recognized in some regions in:
United States (6 states) (1997)
Argentina (Buenos Aires, Rio Negro) (2003)
Australia (Tasmania) (2004)
Italy (Some municipallies) (2004)
Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul) (2004)
Mexico (Mexico City and Coahuila) (2007)
Recognition debated in:
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Greece
Ireland
Italy
Liechtenstein
Mexico
Poland
Taiwan
United States
Uruguay
Notes:
1 - In form of unregistered cohabitation.
2 - Explicitly referred to as the "civil unions Act" in South Africa.
3 - Explicitly referred to as "civil unions" in Quebec (2002), and called "domestic partnership" in Nova Scotia (2001). In Manitoba (2002) and marriage extended to same-sex partners nationwide (2005).
See also
Same-sex marriage
Registered partnership
Domestic partnership
Common-law marriage
Marriage, unions and partnerships by country
Homosexuality laws of the world


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Same-sex marriage in the United States
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Legalized: Massachusetts
Law proposed: Maine - New Jersey - New York - Rhode Island

 Civil unions permitted: Same-sex marriage, often called gay marriage, is a marriage between two persons of the same gender. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... 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. ... 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. ... Same-sex marriage is not recognized in New York state. ... Official language(s) None Capital Providence Largest city Providence Area  Ranked 50th  - Total 1,214* sq mi (3,144* km²)  - Width 37 miles (60 km)  - Length 48 miles (77 km)  - % water 32. ...

Connecticut - New Jersey - Vermont

 Domestic partnerships permitted: 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. ... Main article: Same-sex marriage in New Jersey The American state of New Jersey offers domestic partnerships for same-sex couples 18 years of age or older and opposite-sex partners 62 years of age or older [1]. The present law was passed by the state legislature and signed by... Overview Civil unions in Vermont are legal unions of same-sex couples in accordance with a law that went into effect in 2000. ...

California - District of Columbia - Hawaii - Maine
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
Prohibited by constitutional amendment: Alabama - Alaska - Arkansas - Colorado - Georgia - Hawaii - Idaho - Kansas - Kentucky - Louisiana - Michigan - Mississippi - Missouri - Montana - Nebraska - Nevada - North Dakota - Ohio - Oklahoma - Oregon - South Carolina - South Dakota - Tennessee - Texas - Utah - Virginia - Wisconsin
Marriage undefined: New Mexico - Rhode Island

Determining the status of same sex marriage in California has been an intense political battle for at least the last decade. ... The District of Columbia has recognised civil unions since 2002. ... Hawaii state recognize Reciprocal Beneficiaries since 1997. ... 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. ... Official language(s) English Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Area  Ranked 6th  - Total 113,998 sq mi (295,254 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... 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. ... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  Ranked 49th  - Total 2,491 sq mi (6,452 km²)  - Width 30 miles (48 km)  - Length 100 miles (161 km)  - % water 21. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 162 miles (260 km)  - Length 497 miles (800 km)  - % water 17. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,417 sq mi (32,160 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Same-sex marriage is not recognized in New York state. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Official language(s) English, Pennsylvania Dutch Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Same-sex marriage is not recognized in Washington state. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  Ranked 10th  - Total 97,818 sq mi (253,348 km²)  - Width 280 miles (450 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 0. ... 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 Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment of 2004, also known as Amendment 774, is a so-called defense of marriage amendment that amended the Alabama Constitution to make it unconstitutional for the state to recognize or perfom same-sex marriages or civil unions. ... Ballot Measure 2 of 1998 is a so-called defense of marriage amendment that amended the Alaska Constitution by adding a definition of marriage that prevents same-sex marriages from being conducted or recognized in Alaska. ... Constitutional Amendment 3 of 2004, is a so-called defense of marriage amendment that amended the Arkansas Constitution to make it unconstitutional for the state to recognize or perfom same-sex marriages or civil unions. ... It has been suggested that Colorado Amendment 43 be merged into this article or section. ... Constitutional Amendment 2 of 1998 is a so-called defense of marriage amendment that amended the Constitution of Hawaii by granting the state legislature the power to prevent same-sex marriages from being conducted or recognized in Hawaii. ... Idaho Amendment 2 of 2006 is a so-called defense of marriage amendment that amended the Idaho Constitution to make it unconstitutional for the state to recognize or perfom same-sex marriages or civil unions. ... Kansas Proposed Amendment 1[1] of 2005 is a so-called defense of marriage amendment that amended the Kansas Constitution to make it unconstitutional for the state to recognize or perfom same-sex marriages or civil unions. ... Kentucky Constitutional Amendment 1[1] of 2004, is a so-called defense of marriage amendment that amended the Kentucky Constitution to make it unconstitutional for the state to recognize or perfom same-sex marriages or civil unions. ... Louisiana Constitutional Amendment 1[1] of 2004, is a so-called defense of marriage amendment that amended the Louisiana Constitution to make it unconstitutional for the state to recognize or perfom same-sex marriages or civil unions. ... Michigan State Proposal - 04-2[1] of 2004, is a so-called defense of marriage amendment that amended the Michigan Constitution to make it unconstitutional for the state to recognize or perfom same-sex marriages or civil unions. ... Amendment 1 of 2004 is a so-called defense of marriage amendment that amended the Mississippi Constitution by adding a definition of marriage that has the effect of preventing same-sex marriages from being conducted or recognized in Mississippi. ... Constitutional Amendment 2 of 2004 is a so-called defense of marriage amendment that amended the Missouri Constitution by adding a definition of marriage that prevents same-sex marriages from being conducted or recognized in Missouri. ... Initiative 96 of 2004 is a so-called defense of marriage amendment that amended the Montana Constitution by adding a definition of marriage that prevents same-sex marriages from being conducted or recognized in Montana. ... Nebraska Initiative Measure 416 of 2000 is a so-called defense of marriage amendment that amended the Nebraska Constitution to make it unconstitutional for the state to recognize or perfom same-sex marriages or civil unions. ... Question 2 of 2002 is a so-called defense of marriage amendment that amended the Nevada Constitution by adding a definition of marriage that has the effect of preventing same-sex marriages from being conducted or recognized in Nevada. ... North Dakota Constitutional Measure 1[1] of 2004, is a so-called defense of marriage amendment that amended the North Dakota Constitution to make it unconstitutional for the state to recognize or perfom same-sex marriages or civil unions. ... Ohio State Issue 1[1] of 2004, is a so-called defense of marriage amendment that amended the Ohio Constitution to make it unconstitutional for the state to recognize or perfom same-sex marriages or civil unions. ... Oklahoma State Question 711[1] of 2004, is a so-called defense of marriage amendment that amended the Oklahoma Constitution to make it unconstitutional for the state to recognize or perfom same-sex marriages or civil unions. ... Ballot Measure 36 of 2004 amended the Oregon Constitution by adding the following provision: It is the policy of Oregon, and its political subdivisions, that only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or legally recognized as a marriage. ... South Carolina Amendment 1 of 2006 is a kind so-called defense of marriage amendment that amended the South Carolina Constitution and the State already had previously passed a DOMA act to make it unconstitutional for the state to recognize or perfom same-sex marriages or civil unions. ... South Dakota Amendment C of 2006 is a so-called defense of marriage amendment that amended the South Dakota Constitution to make it unconstitutional for the state to recognize or perfom same-sex marriages or civil unions. ... The Tennessee Marriage Protection Amendment is a proposed amendment to the Tennessee State Constitution. ... Texas Proposition 2 of 2005 is a so-called defense of marriage amendment that amended the Texas Constitution to make it unconstitutional for the state to recognize or perfom same-sex marriages or civil unions. ... Utah Constitutional Amendment 3 was a controversial amendment to the Utah state constitution designed to define marriage in the state of Utah. ... Virginia Constitutional Amendment 2[1] of 2006 is a so-called defense of marriage amendment that amended the Constitution of Virginia to make it unconstitutional for that state to recognize or perfom same-sex marriages or civil unions, or recognize private contracts that approximate marriage. ... Wisconsin Referendum 1 of 2006 is a so-called defense of marriage amendment that amended the Wisconsin Constitution to make it unconstitutional for the state to recognize or perfom same-sex marriages or civil unions. ... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) None Capital Providence Largest city Providence Area  Ranked 50th  - Total 1,214* sq mi (3,144* km²)  - Width 37 miles (60 km)  - Length 48 miles (77 km)  - % water 32. ...

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Domestic partnerships in District of Columbia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (169 words)
All registered couples as domestic partners are entitled to the same rights as legal family members to visit their domestic partners in hospital and make decisions concerning the treatment of a domestic partner’s remains after the partner’s death.
The measure also grants rights to a number of benefits to District of Columbia government employees.
Domestic partners are eligible for health care insurance policy, can use annual leave or unpaid leave for the birth or adoption of a dependent child and/or care for their domestic partner or their dependants, and/or arrange for or attend the funeral.
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