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Court Upholds Wisconsin Domestic Partner Registry

By Bobby McGuire | Jul 31
A 2009 law creating a domestic partner registry that provides limited benefits to same-sex couples does not violate the state's ban on gay marriages, a unanimous Wisconsin Supreme Court said Thursday.

Lesbian Divorce Rates Skyrocket; Conscious Girlfriend Helps

By Winnie McCroy | May 6
With the advent of same-sex marriage comes same-sex divorce. Now, Conscious Girlfriend can help you and your lady find lasting happiness.

GOP Mich. Gov. Asks Judge to Uphold Gay Benefits Ban

By Jason St. Amand | Feb 18
Republican Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder asked a federal judge Monday to uphold the state’s ban on domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples who work for Michigan and local government employees.

Fla. City Approves Domestic Partnership Registry

Dec 13
Pensacola has become the latest Florida city to establish a domestic partnership registry.

West Texas County Alters Domestic-Partner Rules

Jul 24
A West Texas county has modified its employee health plan by changing the language in the policy to remove references to gay couples and domestic partners in order to make it "legally defensible."

Michigan Ban on Domestic Partnership Benefits Banned

By Ed White | Jun 29
A federal judge on Friday blocked Michigan’s ban on domestic partner benefits for employees who work for public schools or local governments, saying state lawmakers simply wanted to punish gays and lesbians.

Mich. Ban on Domestic Partner Benefits Blocked

By Ed White | Jun 28
A federal judge on Friday blocked Michigan’s ban on domestic partner benefits for employees who work for public schools or local governments, saying state lawmakers simply wanted to punish gays and lesbians.

Wisconsin Court Upholds Domestic Partner Registry

By Todd Richmond | Dec 24
Gay rights advocates scored a major win when an appeals court ruled Wisconsin’s domestic partnership registry was constitutional, but the victory could be short-lived as conservatives pledged to take the case to the Republican-leaning state Supreme Court.

Dallas County OKs Medical Benefits for Domestic Partners

By Jason St. Amand | Nov 5
A committee in Dallas County, Texas, which includes the City of Dallas approved giving the domestic partners of unmarried couples medical benefits when one partner works for the county.

In Gay Marriage Race, Slow & Steady May Be the Best Course

By Shaun Knittel | May 15
Does President Obama’s admission that he has ’evolved’ on gay marriage point to an incremental approach, with civil unions serving as a way station? Or have we waited too long for full equality to accept half a loaf, even temporarily?

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