domestic partner registry

WATCH: Billy Manes shares his painful story about the effects of not having marriage equality

Submitted by michael on April 23, 2013 - 3:58pm

Watch as Orlando Weekly writer Billy Manes opens up about the death of his partner, marriage equality and domestic partner registries. Billy's testimony is a powerful testament to the need for marriage equality in Florida and the potentially devistating consequences for gay couples forced to live without it. 


[Breaking] Sarasota Passes Domestic Partnership Registry

Submitted by mallory on October 15, 2012 - 6:10pm

Today, the Sarasota City Commission unanimously passed a domestic partner registry. 

For months Equality Florida, led by board member Ken Shelin, has worked to pass a registry in Sarasota. Sarasota now joins other west coast cities that have passed registries recently, including Tampa and St. Pete.

The registry will take effect in 52 days, beginning in December 2012. We will post more information for couples who want to register as those documents become available. 

City of Sarasota Moves on Domestic Partner Registry

Submitted by mallory on July 3, 2012 - 11:06am

Last night the City of Sarasota voted to move forward on creating a domestic partnership registry. 

The unanimous vote by the Sarasota City Commission directed the City Attorney to draft language, that if passed, would make Sarasota the most recent city in Florida to adopt a domestic partnership registry. Recently, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Orlando, Orange County and Volusia County have all adopted registries. 

20 couples sign up on the 1st day of Volusia's domestic partnership registry

Submitted by mallory on July 3, 2012 - 10:56am

Check out this great article from the Daytona Beach News- Journal about the recently opened domestic partnership registry in Volusia County. The couples quoted in the article sound so elated- it's a great reminder of how the work being done really impacts the lives of people across the state. 

NEWS ROUND UP – Cent. FL Domestic Partner Registries garner unprecedented local, state and national media

Submitted by joe on January 15, 2012 - 3:04pm

In the last month there’s been a whirlwind of organizing and activity to create Orlando and Orange County domestic partnership registries. It’s been an emotional and intense effort that’s activated LGBT advocates, community leaders, faith leaders, business owners, elected officials and the media around a singular goal – providing legal recognition and meaningful protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender families in Orange County, FL.