Thursday, September 17, 2009

Legal questions raised by Nevada's new law on domestic partnerships

09/14/09 Las Vegas Review-Journal:

Nevada's Domestic Partnership Act takes effect on October 1st. This article concerns the kinds of questions likely to concern same-sex couples in Nevada who register their domestic partnerships.
Maggie McLetchie, an ACLU attorney,
stressed that although domestic partnerships will be recognized in Nevada, they might not be recognized in states without domestic partner laws — or by the federal government ... Because of the limitations, McLetchie said she recommends partners hire a lawyer to draw up a power-of-attorney agreement, in case their partner becomes ill in another state.

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