St. Paul Approves Domestic Partnerships

From the 365Gay Newswire:

(St. Paul) As of Wednesday, gay couples in St. Paul, Minnesota, can get domestic partnerships. The state capital joined two other cities in that state in approving a resolution that allowed for domestic partnerships.

“Equality is equality is equality,” St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman said during a brief ceremony Wednesday evening at the Camp nightclub. “You can’t have equality for some and not for others.”

Gay couples can now purchase certificates for $20 that make their partnership somewhat legal, though it is unclear if the certificate will allow for things such as health benefits can be extended to the couples by the state.

“I think it’s a really good symbolic St. Paul gesture. That’s as far as it goes,” said C.J. Griffiths, 25, of St. Paul.

Read the full Pioneer Press article here.

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One thought on “St. Paul Approves Domestic Partnerships

  1. I understand that even small steps are progress, but this kind of seems like a back-handed compliment. We’ll give you civil unions, but you still can’t touch marriage, even you though you pay taxes like everyone else.

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