Olivette Approves Domestic Partnership Registry

OLIVETTE, Mo. (KMOX) — Olivette City Council members voted unanimously Tuesday night, to establish a domestic partnership registry.

The domestic partnership registry is similar to one recently approved in University City.

Olivette’s registry would allow individuals aged 18 and older and who share a residence to file with the city clerk a declaration of registered domestic partnership.

The registry will cost $45 to join and will simply recognize partnerships between unmarried adults as long as they are living together.

Council members also approved an ordinance making it illegal to fire somebody solely for being gay, lesbian or transgender.

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  • Wise Up

    A gay registry? This is one of the craziest things I ever heard. I have nothing against gay people but how on earth does this benefit and serve the greater good of a community? What next? A Jewish registry? A Catholic registry? A Muslim registry? A transgendered registry? A handicap registry? A dwarf registry? A white registry? A black registry? A swinger registry? What are these people thinking! How does this preserve equality within a community if everyones interest is treated differently? Besides, if everyone is equal under the law then whats the point of having a special registry that suggest other wise?

    • Get Educated

      straights don’t need a registry because they have FEDERAL rights. 1,400 legal rights are conferred upon married couples in the U.S. Typically these are composed of about 400 state benefits and over 1,000 federal benefits. same sex couples GET NOTHING except this new breadcrumb by Olivette. It’s about equal rights. it’s about human rights

      • Wise Up

        Other than promoting one class of citizens over another please tell us how a promotional registry resolves any of the 1400 rights you are complaining about. This is a feel good legislation and nothing more. It doesn’t resolve one legal issue you are harassing me about. If Olivette wants to promote itself as a gay friendly city fine. Do it with a proclamation but don’t do it with a ordinance of law that offers preferential treatment of one class of citizens over another. Btw, I do support same sex unions with equal rights and privileges enjoyed by straight married couples but, what I don’t believe in is a city promoting special preference of one class of citizens over another. Get a same sex rights bill on a state or federal ballot and I’ll support it but not this nonsense.

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