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Same-sex marriage
11:33 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Cincinnati's domestic partner registry up and running

Ethan Fletcher (left) and Andrew Hickam (center) have their paperwork notarized as they become the first couple to sign up for Cincinnati's domestic partner registry.
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Cincinnati's domestic partner registry is officially taking names.

It's designed to give unmarried couples a legal record of their relationship, making it easier for others, like employers or hospitals, to grant benefits and privileges typically available only to families or married couples.

Councilmember Chris Seelbach spearheaded the project and says it's a "very simple way to hopefully help more people be recognized as couples in the City of Cincinnati and in turn leverage health care for one another through their private employer."

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11:08 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Cincinnati could soon have domestic partner registry

Council Member Chris Seelbach, Mayor Cranley and five other council members are supporting setting up a domestic partner registry.  

Seelbach said the city already has such a system for its own employees.

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