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Quote of the Day - With the majority of Fortune 500 companies having domestic partner benefits, it becomes an issue of being able to recruit and retain [employees]. - Jay Fissette
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New Domestic Partner Law to Get Votes & Challenge

California Governor in Residence Gray Davis signed Assembly Bill 205 into law last night, guaranteeing two things:

1. A court challenge to the act, which grants certain domestic partner rights, a step closer to removing the differences between gay and married couples; and,

2. More votes to overcome the recall.

The bill applies as well to straight couples that live together who are not married, should they elect to take advantage of the law's benefits. One of those "advantages" inlcudes the obligation to be responsible for their domestic partner's debts. With rights come responsibilities.

Surprisingly, California's law does not go as far as Vermont law, which endorses civil unions.

The Left Coast got left behind on this one.

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