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New law expands domestic partnerships in CA to include heterosexual couples

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Posted at 12:19 PM, Jul 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-31 15:19:35-04

If you're not ready to get married but you're in a committed relationship, California has good news for you.

Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a law that allows straight couples to register as domestic partners. The state has recognized domestic partnerships for 19 years, but the law only applied to same-sex couples who couldn't get married at the time. State law treats domestic partners and married people the same for tax purposes.