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Domestic Partners

Domestic partnerships offer non-married couples many of the same legal benefits allowed to married couples. While the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2015 made domestic partnerships less relevant for many couples, they typically offer benefits related to health insurance, life insurance, death benefits, sick and family leave, and state tax treatment. Not all states recognize domestic partnerships, though. States that do often have differences in the details. These differences can affect how employers must treat domestic partners, as well as who is eligible. Learn more by exploring the resources below, including basics on benefits for domestic partners, how to end a domestic partnership, and state specific information.

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