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Court Upholds Wisconsin Domestic Partner Registry

By Bobby McGuire | Thursday Jul 31, 2014
A 2009 law creating a domestic partner registry that provides limited benefits to same-sex couples does not violate the state's ban on gay marriages, a unanimous Wisconsin Supreme Court said Thursday.

Lesbian Divorce Rates Skyrocket; Conscious Girlfriend Helps

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday May 6, 2014
With the advent of same-sex marriage comes same-sex divorce. Now, Conscious Girlfriend can help you and your lady find lasting happiness.

GOP Mich. Gov. Asks Judge to Uphold Gay Benefits Ban

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Feb 18, 2014
Republican Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder asked a federal judge Monday to uphold the state’s ban on domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples who work for Michigan and local government employees.

Fla. City Approves Domestic Partnership Registry

Friday Dec 13, 2013
Pensacola has become the latest Florida city to establish a domestic partnership registry.

West Texas County Alters Domestic-Partner Rules

Wednesday Jul 24, 2013
A West Texas county has modified its employee health plan by changing the language in the policy to remove references to gay couples and domestic partners in order to make it "legally defensible."

Michigan Ban on Domestic Partnership Benefits Banned

By Ed White | Saturday Jun 29, 2013
A federal judge on Friday blocked Michigan’s ban on domestic partner benefits for employees who work for public schools or local governments, saying state lawmakers simply wanted to punish gays and lesbians.

Mich. Ban on Domestic Partner Benefits Blocked

By Ed White | Friday Jun 28, 2013
A federal judge on Friday blocked Michigan’s ban on domestic partner benefits for employees who work for public schools or local governments, saying state lawmakers simply wanted to punish gays and lesbians.

Florida’s Tavares City Approves Domestic Partnerships

By Sergio N. Candido | Monday Feb 11, 2013
On Feb. 6, city council members voted 4-1 in favor of the registry, which will be set up by May 1, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Wisconsin Court Upholds Domestic Partner Registry

By Todd Richmond | Monday Dec 24, 2012
Gay rights advocates scored a major win when an appeals court ruled Wisconsin’s domestic partnership registry was constitutional, but the victory could be short-lived as conservatives pledged to take the case to the Republican-leaning state Supreme Court.

Dallas County OKs Medical Benefits for Domestic Partners

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Nov 5, 2012
A committee in Dallas County, Texas, which includes the City of Dallas approved giving the domestic partners of unmarried couples medical benefits when one partner works for the county.