First comes love, then comes... domestic partnership? We're coming up on the one-year anniversary of the Domestic Partnership Act. That legislation gives same-sex and opposite-sex couples the same rights as married people, even if they don't officially tie the knot. Over 2000 Nevada couples are registered as domestic partners. What rights do domestic partners have? Can they visit a loved one in the hospital, or get insurance coverage for maternity leave? Also, how will its success in Nevada affect the national battle for same-sex marriage rights? Couples join us to share their stories on how the Domestic Partnership Act, for better or worse, has changed their lives.
The Domestic Partnership Act (SB 283) officially became Nevada law on Oct. 1, 2009. You can find the full story on the anniversary of the Domestic Partnership Act by Heidi Kyser in our magazine, Desert Companion. You can find it at any local Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.
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