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  •  When you take religion (8+ / 0-)

    out of the equation and treat it the same as any other civil contract involving consenting adults, it just makes sense -- and is easier than trying to set up some sort of "separate but equal" category like "civil unions" or "domestic partnerships" that fall far short. (BTW, in California if you've got a registered domestic partnership with someone, you need to legally dissolve that before you can marry someone else -- Lambda Legal's been doing a great job with their FAQs on the issue.)

    There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

    by Cali Scribe on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 01:01:59 PM PDT

    •  you needn't dissolve your domestic partnership (0+ / 0-)

      if you marry the person you're dp'd to, however.

      under California law a domestic partnership is exactly the same as marriage.

      I wonder if the legislature will just change all dps over to marriages ... that's what's happened in other states (like Vermont). On the other hand, domestic partnerships are also contracted by elderly couples who do NOT want to be seen as married under federal law.

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