Cape Coral considers domestic partnership registry

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CAPE CORAL, Fla.-A discussion over a domestic partnership registry is taking place in Cape Coral. If it passes, the Cape would become the first city in Lee County to have one. 

The registry would give committed, but unmarried couples, some of the same benefits as married couples.

The petitioner is Ken Shelin, a former Sarasota city commissioner, now, with Equality Florida. He is pushing Cape Coral to implement an ordinance that would allow a domestic partnership registry. 

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