Domestic partnership registration

Although same-sex marriage is not legally recognized in the majority of U.S. states, many states offer domestic partnership registration, which grants partners a certificate similar to a marriage certificate. This registered status may impact health coverage, visitation rights in health care facilities or jails, joint property purchases or other legal matters. It is important to note that registration is a matter of public record. Check your local government agency to see if domestic partnership registration is available, and beneficial, to you or your clients.