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Encyclopedia > Domestic partnership in Washington
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Same-sex civil unions
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Image File history File links Current_event_marker. ... 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...

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Recognised prior to legalisation
of same-sex marriage

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Belgium (nationwide) (2000)
Canada (QC, NS and MB) (2001)
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 together as a family. ... 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. ...

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Same-sex marriage
Registered partnership
Domestic partnership
Common-law marriage
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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 together as a family. ... 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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On April 10, 2007 the Washington Legislature gave final approval to legislation that created a state registered domestic partners (SRDP) registry. Many of the state rights of marriage are conferred to same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples where at lease one of the individuals is over the age of 62. The bill S5336 was signed by Governor Christine Gregoire on April 21, 2007, and took effect on July 22, 2007. is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Christine OGrady Chris Gregoire (born March 24, 1947) is the Democratic governor of the U.S. state of Washington. ... is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 203rd day of the year (204th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


The law however, does not legalize same-sex marriage or civil unions. In fact, SRDP legislation came into being after the Washington Supreme Court ruled that the state's existing "Defense of Marriage" act was constitutional, but the said the Legislature can revisit a law that they had enacted. Gay rights groups have seen SRDP as a step forward in their fight for same-sex marriage, while religious groups oppose it for that very same reason. The members of the Washington State Supreme Court are: Chief Justice Gerry Alexander, Justice Bobbe Bridge, Justice Tom Chambers, Justice Mary Fairhurst, Justice Charles Johnson, Justice James Johnson, Justice Barbara Madsen, Justice Susan Owens and Justice Richard Sanders. ...


The rights extended by domestic partnership

Registered domestic partners received these benefits under state law:

  • Health care facility visitation rights;
  • The ability to grant informed consent for health care for a patient who is not competent;
  • The ability to be able to speak with health care providers who will now be able to disclose information about the other partner without that partner's authorization;
  • A surviving domestic partner may bring a wrongful death action based on the death of the other partner;
  • Title and rights to cemetery plots and rights of internment;
  • The ability to authorize autopsies and request copies of autopsy reports and records;
  • The right to control the disposition of the remains of a deceased partner;
  • The ability to consent to the removal of human remains from a cemetery plot;
  • The ability to make anatomical gifts;
  • Inheritance rights when the domestic partner dies without a will; and
  • Administration of an estate if the domestic partner died without a will or if the representative named in the will declines or is unable to serve.

Obtaining the SRDP certificate

The Corporations division of the Secretary of State began issuing registrations on Monday, July 23, 2007, the first business day after the law took effect. July 23 is the 204th day (205th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 161 days remaining. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Couples wishing to enter into a SRDP are required to fill out the application, have it notarized, and pay a $50 fee. Although the forms may be available at county auditor's offices, unlike marriage licenses, they will be processed in Olympia. The printed form can be mailed or taken in person to the corporations division in Olympia, and online registrations are expected soon. Once the application is received, the office will issue a certificate of SRDP and a wallet card for each individual.


See also

State

  • Same-sex marriage in Washington

United States Same-sex marriage is not recognized in Washington state. ...



See also Civil union Registered partnership Domestic partnership Timeline of same-sex marriage Listings by country This box:      Same-sex marriage, also called gay marriage, is a marriage between two persons of the same sex. ... 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... In the United States, domestic partnership is a city-, county-, state-, or employer-recognized status that may be available to same-sex couples and, sometimes, opposite-sex couples. ...

Same-sex marriage in the United States
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Marriage Legalized: Massachusetts
Civil unions permitted: Connecticut - New Hampshire (as of 1/1/08) - New Jersey - Vermont

 Domestic partnerships permitted: See also Civil union Registered partnership Domestic partnership Timeline of same-sex marriage Listings by country This box:      Same-sex marriage, also called gay marriage, is a marriage between two persons of the same sex. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 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 together as a family. ... 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. ... Civil unions in New Hampshire are currently being pursued at a state legislative level. ... 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. ...

California - District of Columbia - Hawaii (reciprocal beneficiaries) - Maine - Oregon (as of 1/1/08) - Washington (as of 07/22/07)
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
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Marriage undefined: New Mexico - Rhode Island

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... 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. ... 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... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... 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 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... 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. ... 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. ... Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Area  Ranked 26th  - Total 56,272 sq mi (145,743 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 199 miles (320 km)  - % water 0. ... Same-sex marriage is not currently recognized in Maryland. ... 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. ... LGBT rights Around the world · By country History · Groups · Activists Declaration of Montreal Same-sex relationships Marriage · Adoption Opposition · Persecution Violence This box:      LGBT rights in New Hampshire refers to the rights accorded to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals in the US state of New Hampshire. ... 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. ... 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. ... Determining the status of same sex marriage in California has been an intense political battle for at least the last decade. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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