Tuesday, July 24, 2007
WA Sate Domestic Partner Registration Now in Effect
Isn't this a sweet picture? Dean and I already have a Domestic Partner Agreement, Durable Power of Attorney, Living Wills, and etc, but we're going to register using the online forms and mail it in anyway. Hopefully there are at least a few more protections. It so funny that this is happening at the same time as the movie "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry."
OLYMPIA, WA -- Same-sex couples came here Monday with mixed feelings, lining up to register as domestic partners with the Secretary of State's Office.
They said the new set of legal rights that went into effect Monday morning -- including hospital visitation, property inheritance and funeral planning -- were steps in the right direction but still a far cry from full marriage equality.
Decked out in a veil, the top half of a wedding gown and black leather pants, Amanda Swarr, 34, walked with her partner T Steele, 41, carrying a small sign that read: "When we get the rest of our rights, we'll wear the rest of the dress."