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Friday, July 27, 2007

Mark Your Calendar! It's five days to the start of Kansas' first domestic partner registry

At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, couples will gather at the Lawrence City Hall to become the first to register as domestic partners in the state of Kansas.

Registry will be done via computers in the City Commission room on the first floor. The fee is $75.

Now couples -- both same-sex and straight -- will be able to gain access to health insurance and other benefits already offered by their employers. This is just one of the advantages of being able to legally prove a domestic partner relationship.

Kudos and huzzahs to the Kansas Equality Coalition for winning approval of this important registry. The Equality Coalition has more detail on its web site.


ema said...

OT, but I was wondering if you have any information on Kline's response (the deadline was July 12th) to the writ of mandamus filed by the clinic with the Supreme Court?

I'm not sure, bit I think the writ has to do with directing Kline to return the stolen patient charts, and I'm very curious to find out the outcome.

Diane Silver said...

I don't have anything more current then the KC Star story of July 19 about Attorney General Paul Morrison filing a motion to intervene in the case.

All records in the case are sealed and everyone is, so far, declining to comment.