Nov 14, 2007
Quickie Link: Local Gay Rights Advance In 3 US States
(USA) - LGBT civil rights have taken a step forward in communities in three states: Ohio, Maryland and Iowa. Toledo, Ohio has become the first major city in that state to create a domestic partner registry. It will be available to same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples who cannot or chose not to marry. Couples would have to prove they cohabitate, are financial interdependent and are over the age of 18 to register at city hall. The registry would offer the same municipal benefits as married couples have. Registering would also serve as proof of a relationship for people whose employers offer domestic partner health and insurance plans.