2008 Regular Session


File Code: Family Law
Sponsored By:
Delegates Dumais and Doory
Domestic Partnerships - Establishment and Rules of Interpretation


Establishing that terms under specified provisions of law that denote a spousal relationship shall be construed to include a party to a domestic partnership; authorizing specified parties to enter into domestic partnerships in the State; establishing that provisions that apply to marriages apply to domestic partnerships; and establishing that State and local laws that apply to spouses apply to parties who have entered into a domestic partnership.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occuring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate Ann Marie Doory, District 43

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Domestic Partnerships and Civil Unions
Family Law -see also- Adoption; Annulment; Divorce; etc
Local Government Mandates

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Family Law
( 2.5-101 , 2.5-102 )
Article - 1 Rules of Interpretation
( 38 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered