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Chattanooga voters reject benefits for same-sex domestic partners

| Friday, August 8, 2014
Chattanooga, Tenn.
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee — Voters in Chattanooga have rejected a proposal to allow health benefits for domestic partners of city employees. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports the measure was rejected in Thursday’s referendum election by 5,501 votes. In November, Chattanooga became the third city in Tennessee to vote to expand benefits to same-sex couples...

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AG wouldn’t defend partner registry, but will defend same-sex marriage ban

| Thursday, July 31, 2014
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen (R-Wis.)
MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says he stands by his decision not to defend Wisconsin's domestic partner registry. The Wisconsin Supreme Court said Thursday that the registry giving limited benefits to same-sex couples does not violate the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. The registry was enacted ...

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Wash. registered domestic partners become legally married

| Monday, June 30, 2014
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OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Thousands of registered domestic partners have begun the week as married couples in the eyes of the state, under a component of Washington's same-sex marriage law that was approved by voters in 2012. A provision of that law converts all same-sex domestic partnerships -- in which both partners are under 62 years old -- to marriage on Monday.

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Nashville approves domestic partner benefits for city, county workers

| Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Nashville, Tenn.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Nashville Metropolitan Council on Tuesday voted to offer health insurance and pension benefits to the same-sex domestic partners of city/county "Metro" workers. The policy change applies to workers employed by the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, a city-county consolidated government.

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Judge takes up Michigan ban on domestic partner benefits

| Wednesday, April 16, 2014
U.S. District Judge David Lawson
DETROIT -- A ban on benefits for domestic partners in Michigan public schools and local governments might not save much money, but that's not a reason to throw out the law, a lawyer for the state told a federal judge Tuesday.

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Michigan ban on same-sex domestic partner benefits back in court

| Monday, April 14, 2014
Michigan
DETROIT -- A month after Michigan's same-sex marriage ban was overturned, the state is vigorously defending another law that's being challenged by gays and lesbians: a prohibition on domestic partner benefits for employees in public schools and local governments.

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Washington state to convert same-sex domestic partnerships to marriage

| Monday, February 17, 2014
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SEATTLE — Washington state plans to convert thousands of same-sex domestic partners into married couples on June 30, if they haven't gotten married on their own or dissolved their union by then.

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Court rules Greece civil partnership law discriminates against gay couples

| Friday, November 8, 2013
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ATHENS, Greece -- Gay rights advocates in Greece have welcomed a decision by a European court condemning the country for failing to include same-sex couples in 2008 legislation that introduced civil partnerships.

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Wis. Supreme Court hears challenge to state’s domestic partner registry

| Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. -- Conservative attorneys are trying to persuade the Wisconsin Supreme Court to wipe out the state's domestic partner registry.

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Wis. Supreme Court to hear arguments on domestic partner registry

| Monday, October 21, 2013
Wisconsin Supreme Court
MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to hear arguments this week on whether the state's domestic partner registry is unconstitutional.

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