Wednesday, April 11, 2007




A domestic partner bill for Washington state which passed the Senate last month and passed the House yesterday by a vote of 63-35 is headed to Governor Christine Gregoire who is expected to sign it
According to the Seattle Times, "The legislation would give gay and lesbian couples the right to visit a partner in the hospital, inherit a partner's property without a will and make funeral arrangements, among other things. Those rights also would be extended to unmarried heterosexual couples in which at least one partner is 62 or older. Supporters say older heterosexuals were included because they face the possibility of losing pension rights and Social Security benefits if they remarry.
Last July,
the state's highest court ruled that Washington's 'Defense of Marriage Act' did not violate the state's constitution. Proponents of same-sex marriage who suffered a setback then see the domestic partner bill as an important first step to getting marriage rights back on track for gays and lesbians.

3 comments:

david@Queer-America.com said...

Congrats on the legaslative victory! And on a 'stimulating' and visually hot blog! (btw Tried to email you about Derrick Davenport via the email link on your Blog profile page .... lxtboy66@hotmail.com bounced .... email me at david@Queer-America.com with Derrick Davenport as Subject line please.)

Dash said...

hey bud - congrats to you and your guy . . .
so where are you registering for your wedding? I'll be sure to check it out :)

Crazy Eddie said...

Fucking A. I'm so happy. Slowly but surely America seems to be catching up with the rest of the world...

Congratulations to your relationship, your love, and your amazing ability to remain in a relationship with all these hot muther effers walking this planet. Bravo to you...

Sorry I've been away. You have me as a keeper from now on, you have my word. Love the pic by the way.

Besos