domestic partner

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domestic partner

A person other than a spouse with whom one lives and is romantically involved.

domes′tic part′ner

either member of an unmarried, cohabiting, and esp. homosexual couple that seeks benefits usu. available only to spouses.
domes′tic part′nership, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.domestic partner - a person (not necessarily a spouse) with whom you cohabit and share a long-term sexual relationship
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
lover - a significant other to whom you are not related by marriage
better half, married person, partner, spouse, mate - a person's partner in marriage
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Supporters of the domestic partnership law say it codifies the rights of same-sex couples as essentially the same as traditional marriages, reported the Fox News.
Domestic partnership was also repealed in the District of Columbia in 2009.
After Maryland legalized same-sex marriage in 2013, the state ended domestic partnership benefits for state employees shortly after.
The state Constitution prohibits government entities from recognizing domestic partnerships and offering insurance benefits to those couples, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott wrote in an opinion on Monday.
Tax professionals advising unmarried life-partners or united couples living under a domestic partnership, civil union, or gender-neutral marriage have a tremendous responsibility to keep up with these laws and the spousal rights granted under each, as well as to understand the related tax codes.
Domestic partnership confers some of the same legal recognition and rights as marriages of couples who register.
957(a), because Partnership Y is a domestic partnership that owns 100% of the Corp.
It is also important to define exactly those children or other heirs that are to take under the will (e.g., children born or adopted prior to or after the domestic partnership agreement).
Yet what Bailey's up to is clear enough when she carefully describes a 1998 report by the British Columbia Law Institute in which a "significant minority" of members favored a "multiple domestic partnership" system detached from the patriarchal "baggage" of traditional polygamy.
The most sweeping amendments, if passed, would ban civil unions and allow social conservatives to challenge the ability of governmental entities and private companies to offer domestic partnership benefits.
Cumbria Domestic Partnership wants to stamp out the problem by encouraging people to report incidents.
Aging Gracefully Together: A Story Of Love And Marriage by John Schlarbaum is an intimate autobiographical account of one couple's undying love from the time of their engagement through their fifty years of domestic partnership. Captivating readers from first page to last, the story of Henry and Tina Cole's hopes, dreams, joys, heartaches, struggles and triumphs is an inspiring story of love and marriage.

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