Straight British couple seeks 'gay' partnership

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    Nov 21, 2010 9:17 AM GMT

    Straight British couple seeks 'gay' partnership

    http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_17489/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=kzadW3ww


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    Nov 21, 2010 9:28 AM GMT
    metta8 said
    Straight British couple seeks 'gay' partnership

    http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_17489/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=kzadW3ww




    I hope this is goes beyond the UK Supreme Court and to the ECHR - where i'm sure it will be upheld and then enforced not only in the UK but every other European Union state tooicon_exclaim.gif

    Another step forward to homo/hetero equality.

    Will defo be following this case icon_cool.gif



    (n.b. the area that this couple tried to get civil partnered is very close to where i live- like, the next neighborhood close...... loves it)
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    Nov 21, 2010 3:37 PM GMT
    Interesting topic, and I wish the couple success!

    -Doug
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    Nov 21, 2010 5:38 PM GMT
    "Denying heterosexual couples the right to have a civil partnership is heterophobic," he said.

    O come now though!
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    Nov 21, 2010 5:45 PM GMT
    This is nothing new. In France they have a civil union for gay couples but were surprised to find more often than not straight couples took advantage of it. Far fewer French people are religious and they will look for the most pragmatic solution. Apparently The civil union allowed allows for a much cleaner and less complicated separation.
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    Nov 21, 2010 5:52 PM GMT
    Well, my roommate of 13 years have been registered as domestic partners for several years. We did this when we found out that I could tag onto his company paid insurance, since I was not yet eligible for Medicare.
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    A California domestic partnership is a legal relationship available to same-sex couples, and to certain opposite-sex couples in which at least one party is at least 62 years of age. It affords the couple most but not all of "the same rights, protections, and benefits, and shall be subject to the same responsibilities, obligations, and duties under law..." as married spouses.[1][2]

    Enacted in 1999, the domestic partnership registry was the first of its kind in the United States created by a legislature without court intervention. Initially, domestic partnerships enjoyed very few privileges—principally just hospital-visitation rights and the right to be claimed as a next of kin of the estate of a deceased partner. The legislature has since expanded the scope of California domestic partnerships, though these still do not provide all of the rights and responsibilities common to marriage. As such, it is now difficult to distinguish California domestic partnerships from civil unions offered in a handful of other states.
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    Nov 21, 2010 6:32 PM GMT
    TRDMRK saiddidn't this come out last year?


    I thought it happened several years ago myself and that this was some sort of update... wonder what happened with the first couple that wanted to do this.
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    Nov 22, 2010 12:32 AM GMT
    Discrimination against heterosexuals is wrong!

    I have a few friends who are heterosexual and they seem just as normal as the rest of us. icon_lol.gif