Thursday, May 7, 2009

Cleveland's domestic partnership registry opens

Cleveland's new registry for domestic partners opens this morning at Cleveland City Hall. About 300 couples are expected to register today, receiving official acknowledgement of their relationships.

Supporters of the registry will rally in front of City Hall from noon to 2 pm today. Meanwhile, several ministers who opposed the registry will meet this morning in city council's chambers for the National Day of Prayer, then head to Public Square around noon for a gathering there. That means they'll probably pass right by the pro-registry rally. Awkward!

The Plain Dealer profiles four couples who plan to make their relationships official today. WKYC has a good story online about the big event. The Gay People's Chronicle reports that 12 of the city councilpeople who voted for the registry will be co-grand-marshals of the Cleveland Pride parade on June 12.

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