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7.26.2007

New Washington Domestic Partnership Legislation Affects Providers

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As widely reported in the media, on July 22, 2007, legislation providing certain unmarried couples with many of the same rights and benefits held by married couples became effective in Washington. SSB 5336 created a state domestic partnership registry in the office of the Secretary of State, as well as amending a variety of existing laws to include state registered domestic partners in their coverage.