Orlando City Council votes unanimously for domestic partnership registry

Orlando today became the first city in Central Florida to grant gay couples some of the rights that come with marriage.

The Orlando City Council voted unanimously to enact a domestic partnership registry. Once it starts in 30 days, unmarried couples — whether gay or straight — will be able to record their relationship in a government database for a $30 fee.

Registered couples then would have a few of the same rights that married people take for granted: the ability to visit one another in the hospital or jail, to make health care decisions for an incapacitated partner, and to make funeral decisions.

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About stuartgaffney

Stuart Gaffney and his husband John Lewis were one of the plaintiff couples in the California case for marriage equality, decided by the California Supreme Court in 2008. Stuart is the Media Director and API Outreach Director for Marriage Equality USA.

Posted on December 12, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Way to go Orlando! It’s all about making progress. Full marriage equality will be there soon.

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