A Domestic Partnership is defined as two individuals of the same gender who live together in a long-term relationship of indefinite duration, and both partners have an exclusive mutual commitment in which they agree to be jointly responsible for each other's common welfare and share financial obligations. Additionally, these two individuals are not related b y blood to a degree of closeness which would prohibit legal marriage in the state in which they legally reside.
A household partnership in which an unmarried couple lives together in a committed, sexually intimate relationship and is granted the same benefits as those accorded to married heterosexual couples.
a legally recognized union, the members of which have rights and responsibilities under state law -- the same rights and duties that married couples have
a long-term relationship with an exclusive mutual commitment similar to that of marriage
an agreement that defines a relationship between a couple who cohabitates but for one reason or another does not get married
Civil or legal recognition of a relationship between two people (domestic partners) that sometimes extends limited protections to them ( see IN FOCUS: Civil Unions & Domestic Partnership Laws).
In California, domestic partnership are formalized through a registration process with the Secretary of State's Office. A same sex union, other than marriage, validly formed in another jurisdiction which is substantially equivalent to a registered domestic partnership in California, may also be recognized for CalPERS benefits.
A couple who form a union, who desire to share an exclusive life together, and are of the same sex. See also Insurance Considerations for Domestic Partners.
California Family Code section 297 provides that "domestic partners are two adults who have chosen to share one another's lives in an intimate and committed relationship of mutual caring." Read more.
A domestic partnership is a legal or personal relationship between individuals who live together and share a common domestic life but are not joined in a traditional marriage, a common-law marriage, or a civil union. In some legal jurisdictions, domestic partners who live together for an extended period of time but are not legally entitled to common-law marriage may be entitled to legal protection in the form of a domestic partnership. Some domestic partners may enter into domestic partnership agreements in order to agree contractually to issues involving property ownership, support obligations, and similar issues common to marriage.