Can you get married if you have a domestic partnership?
The simple answer is yes. If you are in a domestic partnership, even if from another state, you can now marry without first having to dissolve the partnership. If you were a domestic partner with someone else, you will still need to dissolve that relationship before you can marry another.
What is a legally recognized domestic partnership?
A domestic partnership is a legally-recognized relationship that offers non-married couples the same or similar benefits as those provided to married couples. Not all states recognize domestic partnerships within a legal context.
What rights does a domestic partner have?
A domestic partnership is an interpersonal relationship between two individuals who live together and share a common domestic life, but are not married (to each other or to anyone else). People in domestic partnerships receive benefits that guarantee right of survivorship, hospital visitation, and others.
What is the difference between a civil union and a domestic partnership?
A civil union grants same sex couples the ability to enter into a legally recognized relationship that gives them the same fundamental rights that are granted to traditional married couples. A domestic partnership often only gives same sex spouses limited financial rights.