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Life Partnership

Life Partnership

Life Partnership allows same-sex couples to have their long-term committed relationship officially recognized by the City. Registration gives same-sex couples certain rights and benefits that are available to opposite-sex married couples.

Life Partnership Defined

Life Partnership is defined by Section 9-1102(1)(r) of the City’s Fair Practices Ordinance.

Life Partnership Registration

To register your Life Partnership, you must provide us with a Verification Statement and evidence that you and your partner have been “interdependent” for at least three months.

Life Partnership Termination

To terminate your Life Partnership, you must provide us either with a Joint Termination Statement or with an Individual Termination Statement and a Proof of Service.