Endnotes 1 Wisconsin Act 28 was enacted and published June 29, filed July 23, ; dismissed without comment Nov. The legal consequences are scattered throughout the statutes. The testimonial privilege relating to testimony of a spouse will also apply to testimony of a domestic partner.
Transfers of real estate interests between same sex domestic partners will be exempt from the real estate transfer fee. Turn on more accessible mode. Search the Site. By signing it, two people swear under penalty of perjury that they meet the requirements for a valid reciprocal beneficiary relationship.
A civil union legally contracted outside of New Hampshire, or any legal union other than a marriage that provides substantially the same rights, benefits and responsibilities as a marriage that is legally contracted outside of New Hampshire, shall be recognized as a marriage in this state, and any person in such legal union contracted outside of New Hampshire may also marry the same party in New Hampshire without the dissolution of such legal union, provided that the relationship does not violate the prohibitions of this chapter.
For now, same sex domestic partners might well consider entering into an agreement addressing some of these questions rather than leaving it up to others to decide for them after the fact. Equality of rights under law shall not be denied on account of the sex of any person.
WFA said that the state's domestic partner registry creates a "legal status" substantially similar to marriage, while voters intended to preserve a "conjugal model" of marriage.
However, there does not appear to be any case law addressing the question of whether a marriage entered into subsequent to the acquisition of title will also result in the creation of a joint tenancy under Wis.
For purposes of those chapters, domestic partners will continue to be treated as unrelated strangers. This article lists many of the statutes the Act affects, identifies some of the many provisions governing the relationship between spouses that the Act does not directly affect, and addresses several situations in which couples can benefit from advance planning.
Several states allow marriage between same-sex partners.