Orlando Approves Domestic Partner Registry

Late Monday afternoon, the Orlando, Florida City Council voted unanimously to enact a domestic partnership registry.  Lesbian and gay couples may begin registering on January 12, 2012.  The $30 fee will give same-sex couples the right to visit each other in the hospital or jail, to make health care decisions for an incapacitated partner and to make funeral plans. Note that the registry would apply only to hospitals, funeral homes and other institutions located within the Orlando city limits. Couples who are not from Orlando proper are also free to register. Orange County, Florida, is considering enacting a similar registry.

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2 comments on “Orlando Approves Domestic Partner Registry

  1. Jon says:

    I’ve been reading your blog almost since it first appeared. A good friend forwarded me a post and I instantly became a fan. I had to comment tonight because my partner and I recently relocated to Orlando due to job promotions. Imagine our good fortune to have landed in a city that will now recognize our relationship! The movement toward full equity will happen even if it’s just one city at a time.

    Jon

    • Irene C. Olszewski, Esq. says:

      Jon,
      Congratulations to you and your partner! I’m thrilled that you moved to the right location at the right time. I agree with you that one city at a time, equality will one day happen. Thanks for being a loyal reader. I hope you’ll pass the blog news on to your friends.

      Irene

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