JFC votes to end a type of domestic partnership for same-sex couples

The Joint Finance Committee today voted to prohibit people in the future from entering into a type of domestic partnerships available only to same-sex couples under state law.
Republicans pitched it as a fairness issue, noting that specific arrangement and the benefits that come with it aren’t available to opposite-sex couples. But Democrats said if lawmakers wanted to be fair, they would extend that type of domestic partnership to all couples.
The motion today relates to domestic partnerships under Chapter 770, established under the 2009-11 budget, that’s only available to same-sex couples. F...

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