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Wash. registered domestic partners become legally married

| Monday, June 30, 2014
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
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
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
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
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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Domestic Partner bills would ensure all federal employees receive equal benefits

| Thursday, September 19, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Legislation that would extend employee benefit programs to cover same-sex domestic partners of federal civilian employees on the same basis as spousal benefits was introduced Thursday in the U.S. House and Senate.

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Tenn. city to offer benefits to same-sex domestic partners of city workers

| Wednesday, August 7, 2013
COLLEGEDALE, Tenn. — Collegedale has become the first Tennessee city to offer benefits to same-sex domestic partners of city workers.

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