JURIST Supported by the University of Pittsburgh

THIS DAY AT LAW
Today in legal history...

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Washington state assembly passed domestic partnership bill
Clay Flaherty at 12:00 AM ET

On April 10, 2007, the Washington State House of Representatives approved a domestic partnership bill that granted same-sex couples privileges such as hospital visitation rights, inheritance rights, and the power to authorize medical procedures. The bill, passed by the Washington State Senate earlier in 2007, created a domestic partnership registry to allow both homosexual and heterosexual couples to qualify for benefits. Governor Chris Gregoire signed the bill into law later that month.

Learn more about the laws governing same-sex marriage and domestic partnerships from the JURIST news archive.




Link post | IM post | go to JURIST | © JURIST, 2011


LATEST DAYS

 Ozone Layer treaty opens for signature
September 16, 2014

 President Ford offered amnesty to Vietnam draft-evaders
September 16, 2014

 President Ford offered amnesty to Vietnam draft-evaders
September 16, 2014

 click for more...

SYNDICATION

Add This Day at Law to your RSS reader or personalized portal:
  • Add to Google
  • Add to My Yahoo!
  • Subscribe with Bloglines
  • Add to My AOL

E-MAIL

Subscribe to This Day at Law alerts via R|mail. Enter your e-mail address below. After subscribing and being returned to this page, please check your e-mail for a confirmation message.
MyBlogAlerts also e-mails alerts of new This Day at Law entries. It's free and fast, but ad-based.

CONTACT

This Day at Law welcomes reader comments, tips, URLs, updates and corrections. E-mail us at archives@jurist.org