When: July 6th, 10:30a.m.
WHERE: Orange County Comptroller's Office located at the Orange County Government Building at 201 South Rosalind Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801
Fee is $10
On July 6th, Orange County’s domestic partnership registry will be open for business!
Committed and loving couples from Orange County and Central Florida will gather to register as domestic partners and we hope you will be there too.
While this registry is not marriage, here in Florida only this domestic partnership registry can give our families the following vital protections:
- Hospital visitation for partner and partner’s children,
- Emergency notification,
- Medical decision making,
- Correctional facility visitation for partner,
- Pre-need guardianship,
- Funeral arrangements, and
- Active participant in education of partner’s children
The registry will not be limited to Orange County residents. Any unmarried couple can sign up, though both partners must do so in person at the same time.
That includes Orange County residents, residents in Cities inside Orange County, even residents in other counties and states. For example, an unmarried couple visiting for the winter could sign up and their names would be entered in the County's registry, which is a public record.
Orange County's registry will be open to couples who are 18 or older, are not in a Florida-recognized marriage, are not related by blood, who live together and consider each other as immediate family.
Let's set an example for all future cities and counties that follow our lead and show up in large numbers to show our unity and importance of this inclusive new law providing us with some crucial protections. While many us have paperwork in place that provide some of these protections, this will add an extra layer of protection easily accessible by hospitals, emergency services and school personnel for those you of raising children.
Please take a moment to RSVP and let me know if you can join us!