Tell The State of CA To Stop Charging Same-Sex Couples More To Register As Domestic Partners
  • Petitioned Gavin Newsom

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California Lieutenant Governor
Gavin Newsom
California State Senate
California State House
California-046
State Rep. Adrin Nazarian
California-006
State Sen. Darrell Steinberg

Tell The State of CA To Stop Charging Same-Sex Couples More To Register As Domestic Partners

    1. Petition by

      Yashar Ali

      Beverly Hills, CA

 

The California Legislature created the Domestic Partnership Registry in 1999. The registry offers committed couples who don't want to get married (or in the case of gay and lesbian couples, can't get married) to receive some of the same benefits and protections that married couples do.  Unfortunately same-sex couples have to pay $23 more than opposite-sex couples to register as domestic partners. The domestic partnership registry page gives this reason for the additional fee:  For same-sex partners, Family Code section 298 requires that an additional $23.00 fee be paid at the time of filing the form, for a total of $33.00. The additional $23.00 fee will be used to develop and support a training curriculum specific to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender domestic abuse support service providers who serve that community in regard to domestic violence, and to provide brochures specific to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender domestic abuse.  To assess a fee based on sexual orientation is patently unfair. But to assess such a fee and allocate the funds towards domestic abuse training support specifically for LGBT couples sets a horrible precedent. Unfortunately in California, the concept of separate but equal is not only alive and well, same-sex couples have to pay more for the privilege.  For More Info: http://www.sos.ca.gov/dpregistry/forms.htm

 

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    • Alisa Neely FLAT ROCK, MI
      • about 3 years ago

      it's seriously NOT right, to make same-sex couple PAY more to register as domestic partners....they should be paying the SAME as hetrosexual couples.

      STAND UP FOR WHAT'S RIGHT: EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL which includes GAY RIGHTS.

      alisa

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    • Carlos Collins POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
      • about 3 years ago

      Dear state of california, please stop expectint the gay community to pick up the tabs your politicians have left behind. thanx

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    • Anita Wisch VALENCIA, CA
      • about 3 years ago

      I am SHOCKED! Not really..... I have lived in California my entire life, and to think my state is using Gay Couples to raise finances to off-set their bumbling mis-management of our taxes. Not all blondes are dumb, but most politicians, are.

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    • Bronte Brecht LAKE OSWEGO, OR
      • over 3 years ago

      That is blatant discrimination and awful treatment.

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    • Wendy Hays SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      I think this is a great idea!! Just add the $23 to opposite sex partnerships, too. Domestic abuse training support is an idea whose time has come.

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