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Orlando Expects Huge Turnout From Gay Couples For Domestic Partner Registry

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Score one for the home team!

Orlando's City Clerk Office expects to see a rush of same sex couples next month when a new domestic partnership registry goes into effect.

Orlando became the first city in Central Florida to recognize same sex couples. All 16 appointments for the registry's opening day have already been booked.

While the registry doesn't offer the full benefits of a civil union or marriage, couples will be able to have hospital visitation rights, health care decision making privileges and funeral arrangement rights.

Commissioner Patty Sheehan stated "it's not as many rights as marriage, but it helps couples during very difficult times." Sheehan is expected to sign the registry with her partner Jocelynn White.

We're glad to see cities move one step closer to equality. Yay Orlando!

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7 comments to “Orlando Expects Huge Turnout From Gay Couples For Domestic Partner Registry”

  1. buck says – reply to this


    1

    Thats special….Rainbow's for everyone!!!



  2. 2

    Priority's in life while the rest of the world is sinking! Couldnt find a better time for the people & goverment to spend money on this very important issue. We are all just victims and can just sit on the sidelines and watch money just pissing it away in the wind. Dont have money or job or a house and no credit cards but great we can get married now!!!
    The haves against the have nots!!



  3. 3

    And… there are no jobs - so who cares about this crap???



  4. 4

    Good idea, the should all have to register, just like sex offenders…..



  5. 5

    So disgusting!



  6. 6

    Re: CaliCoyote – I live in Orlando and I care about this.



  7. 7

    Can't wait to vote these people out and repeal this ordinance :)