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Domestic Partnership Equality Act Adds to Domestic Partnership Rights

California’s domestic partnership laws do not provide all of the rights of marriage. On October 9, 2011 the legislature and Governor Brown corrected some of that inequity by passing the Domestic Partnership Equality Act. Effective next January, the law will provide for several rights already existing in marriage.

First, and arguably most importantly, the law will allow same-sex couples married in California but living in states that do not recognize their marriage, to get divorced in California. Previously, these couples were stuck in limbo – unable to get divorced, and having a marriage only recognized in certain states.

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Categories: Divorce, Domestic Partnership, LGBT