Pembroke Pines moves toward domestic partner benefits

By : Samantha Rosenthal
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Pembroke Pines – The City of Pembroke Pines is moving toward providing domestic partner benefits to city employees.

On April 16, the City Commission unanimously approved an agenda item that would allow for the City Attorney to draft an ordinance extending employee benefits to qualifying domestic partners, the same way they’re extended to spouses of married employees.

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Pensacola moves toward domestic partner registry

By : Jamie Hyman
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Pensacola – The Pensacola City Council has taken a step toward creating a domestic partner registry. The City Council Nov. 14 voted 7-1 to approve a first reading of the ordinance, with a second and final vote set for December.

The registry provides legal protections for things like medical emergencies and financial planning for couples who cannot get married under current law. As of right now, Pensacola’s registry does not limit itself to same-sex couples, and so heterosexual couples can access its protections.

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