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7:57 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Proposed legislation would provide ‘domestic partnership’ benefits for gay couples

State Representative Cathy Connolly of Laramie has drafted legislation that would give gay couples the same rights as spouses in Wyoming. 

Connolly says if the bill is passed, couples will be able to register at county clerks offices to become official domestic partners.

“What it does is allow for any place in our statutes where the term ‘spouse’ is used, that members of the domestic partnership have equal rights, duties, benefits and obligations as spouses,” she said.

The bill would also apply to unmarried heterosexual couples.

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