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at a glance

national publications

these publications address relationship recognition in the varying forms it takes across the country

california-specific publications

these publications focus on AB 205, the California Domestic Partnership Law

relationship recognition across the country

FAQ on Community Property and Federal Taxation
This document addresses some frequently asked questions on the new IRS guidelines for same-sex couples that have community property and community income. This includes registered domestic partners and married couples living in California. The document is prepared and maintained by Karen Stogdill, a tax professional with experience working with same-sex couples.
Visit the KKS Tax Associates, Inc. website for more information.

Divorce for Same-Sex Couples Who Live in Non-Recognition States: A Guide For Attorneys
This publication explains laws that allow same-sex couples who cannot divorce in their home state to divorce in the state where they entered their union.
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Lifelines: Documents to Protect You and Your Family
This publication contains information about essential documents that will help you protect yourself and your loved ones in the event of illness, disability, or death.
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Marriage, Domestic Partnerships, and Civil Unions: An Overview of Relationship Recognition for Same-Sex Couples Within the United States
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Relationship Recognition State Laws Summary
Read our fact sheet on state laws regarding same-sex couples.
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california-specific publications

The California Domestic Partnership Law
What it means for you and your family
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California Transgender Family Law
A fact sheet for transgender spouses, partners, parents, and youth.
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The California Insurance Equality Act
How to use AB 2208 and what it means for you and your family
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Questions and Answers about Terminating a California Registered Domestic Partnership
This document, produced by the Secretary of State's Office, provides detailed information about terminating a California Registered Domestic Partnership
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Timeline of California's Domestic Partnership & Marriage Laws
This timeline tracks the evolution of California's laws about domestic partnership and marriage for same-sex couples
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