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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Similarly, many employers provide that if an employee and his domestic partner "divorce," the employee may not elect to cover a second domestic partner until a specified period of time has elapsed.
To be granted leave, the domestic partners have to be registered as such with the city's personnel department in accordance with established procedures, which will also include guidelines for terminating the partnership.
As of the latest report from the Corporate Equity Index, compiled by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 62 percent of Fortune 500 companies offer domestic partner health benefits to employees.
Theory suggests that domestic partner benefits improve recruitment and retention by enhancing LGBT employee voice, equity, and economic considerations.
For employers that offer domestic partner health benefits, the cost "has been negligible," the Human Rights Campaign said on its website.
Dan Patrick, R-Houston, who had raised concerns about the Pflugerville school district, as well as the cities of El Paso, Austin and Fort Worth, extending such benefits to domestic partners.
According to Rosenberg (2009), there are business reasons to provide domestic partner benefits.
And yet, there remains a critical need for technical expertise in one area that is experiencing rising demand: counseling for domestic partners.
The way the law is written, neither the legal spouse nor the domestic partner has priority over the other as a decision-maker.
Domestic partners generally have no right to take under state intestacy laws (but California allows a surviving domestic partner to inherit a portion of the estate when a partner dies intestate).

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