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Mich. won’t appeal ruling that overturned ban on domestic partner benefits

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
The state of Michigan won't appeal a decision that struck down a law barring local governments from offering benefits to same-sex domestic partners. ...

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Judge overturns Michigan ban on domestic partner benefits

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
DETROIT -- A judge has thrown out a Michigan law that bars public schools and local governments from offering benefits to same-sex partners. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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