Monday, February 09, 2009

Register Your Love

"I recently received an invitation on Facebook for an event called "Register Your Love." Below is a copy/paste description of the event. If this pertains to you, I highly suggest you take part in this:

On Thursday February 12th, 2009 will Join The Impact with "Freedom To Marry." This event urges same-sex couples living in St. Louis City and County to visit their local Marriage License counters to obtain a marriage license for same-sex couples. We are encouraging couples to bring their family, friends, and to even video tape the City and County denying marriage licenses to loving committed adults in our state.

On the very same day, we are promoting "REGISTER YOUR LOVE." The City of Saint Louis grants same-sex couples a Domestic Partnership License. Unfortunately, very few couples obtain these certificates and we feel that must change in 2009.

We know these certificates are not real Marriage Licenses, but at the same time we need to show the City of St. Louis (and Missouri) that we count and that these Domestic Partnerships need to become full fledged legal Marriage Licenses.

We only ask you to register your love by obtaining a Domestic Partnership License on Thursday February 12th, 2009.

St. Louis City Domestic Partnership Registration

The Office of the City Register can take registrations of domestic partnerships.

To qualify as domestic partners, the couple must fulfill the following requirements:
1. Be eighteen years of age or older
2. Not be married or related by blood to the other in a manner that would bar marriage in the State of Missouri.
3. Have a close and committed personal relationship
4. Live together and have been continuously living together.
5. Live in the City of St. Louis
6. Be each other's sole domestic partner and have not terminated another domestic partnership in the last six months

Procedure:Bring Proof of joint residency. Fill out application "Declaration of Domestic Parternship" in person. Both persons must be present.

Fee: $10.00"

Like I said, if this pertains to you, I highly encourage taking part!!

LGBTQ Alliance President

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