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Encyclopedia > Domestic partnerships in Maine
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Domestic partnerships in Maine are a legal unions created by P.L. 2003, c. 672, signed into law April 28 is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 247 days remaining. Events 1253 - Nichiren, a Japanese Buddhist monk, declares his attention to preach the Lotus Sutra and . Captain William Bligh and 18 sailors set adrift and rebel crew sets sail... April 28, 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. It was designated the: ) lands on Mars. January 8 - Queen Elizabeth II christens the ) lands on Mars. January 27 - The British government narrowly wins a House of Commons vote on the proposed introduction of tutition top-up fees... 2004 and effective July 30 is the 211th day (212th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 154 days remaining. Events 1608 - At Ticonderoga (now Crown Point, New York), Samuel de Champlain shot two Iroquois chiefs to death. This was to set the tone for French-Iroquois relations for... July 30, 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. It was designated the: ) lands on Mars. January 8 - Queen Elizabeth II christens the ) lands on Mars. January 27 - The British government narrowly wins a House of Commons vote on the proposed introduction of tutition top-up fees... 2004. Full text of law. (http://janus.state.me.us/legis/ros/lom/LOM121st/15Pub651-700/Pub651-700-32.htm#P3945_701030) The law defines domestic partners as “unmarried adults who are domiciled together under long-term arrangements that evidence a commitment to remain responsible indefinitely for each other's welfare.” Domestic partners must register to receive benefits. However, Maine domestic partnerships are not Also for straight couples. 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... civil unions. The rights granted to domestic partners are quite limited in scope, and primarily related to inheritance rights, guardianship rights, and status as next of kin when making funeral and burial arrangements for a deceased partner.


Specifics

Eligibility

To register as domestic partners, a couple must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Each partner is a mentally competent adult and not related in a way that would prevent Marriage is a relationship that plays a key role in the definition of many families. Precise definitions vary historically and between and within cultures, but it has been an important concept as a socially sanctioned bond between people who (usually) are in a sexual relationship. Globally, societies that sanction polygyny... marriage between the two.
  • The partners have been legally domiciled together for at least one year in Maine
  • Neither partner is married or in a registered domestic partnership with another person
  • Each domestic partner is the sole domestic partner of the other and expects to remain so.

Note that unlike many other 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. Some legal jurisdictions recognize that individuals who live together after a long period of... domestic partnership and Also for straight couples. 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... civil union laws, Maine domestic partnership does not discriminate on the basis of sex.


Registration

Partners wishing to register must complete a Declaration of Domestic Partnership, both parties must sign it and have their signatures notarized, and the declaration must be filed with the State nickname: Area 86,542 km² (39th)  - Land 80,005 km²  - Water 11,724 km² (13.5%) Population (2000)  - Population 1,274,923 (40th)  - Density 15.95 /km² (38th) Admittance into Union  - Date March 15, 1820  - Order 23rd Time zone Eastern: UTC... Maine Office of Vital Records along with a $35 filing fee.


Termination

A State nickname: Area 86,542 km² (39th)  - Land 80,005 km²  - Water 11,724 km² (13.5%) Population (2000)  - Population 1,274,923 (40th)  - Density 15.95 /km² (38th) Admittance into Union  - Date March 15, 1820  - Order 23rd Time zone Eastern: UTC... Maine domestic partnership may be terminated by any of the following three methods:

  • Marriage is a relationship that plays a key role in the definition of many families. Precise definitions vary historically and between and within cultures, but it has been an important concept as a socially sanctioned bond between people who (usually) are in a sexual relationship. Globally, societies that sanction polygyny... Marriage of either partner.
  • Filing of a Termination of Domestic Partnership by Mutual Consent form signed by both parties.
  • Filing of an Alternate Notice of Termination of Domestic Partnership form by one partner and legally valid service of a copy of the form on the other partner.

Links

Domestic Partner Registry (http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/bohodr/domstcprtnrspge.htm) – official site


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Domestic partnerships in California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1987 words)
Domestic partnership is a legal status similar to marriage that has been available to same-sex couples (and certain opposite-sex couples) in California since 2000.
In practical effect, of course, the legal rights and duties of California domestic partners are greatly inferior to those of opposite-sex spouses for the simple reason that the vast array of federal rights and responsibilities are still unavailable under federal law to same-sex couples and other unmarried partners.
There are no children of the relationship of the parties born before or after registration of the domestic partnership or adopted by the parties after registration of the domestic partnership, and neither of the domestic partners, to their knowledge, is pregnant.
Domestic partnership - dKosopedia (239 words)
Domestic partnerships are government-recognized unions between couples that do not have as many rights as marriage or civil unions.
In areas that do not recognize same-gender marriage or civil unions, domestic partnerships are often the only form of legal recognition for same-gender couples, though many opposite-gender couples also choose this form of union.
There is no one definition of what a domestic partnership is. Some states' domestic partnership laws (such as California's) are very strong, but other cities and states have domestic partnership laws that offer only symbolic value.
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