Secretary of State's Office Reports Domestic Partnership Registrations Exceeded 1000 in First Month
(Carson City, NV; October 26, 2009) – Secretary of State Ross Miller’s office today reported that 1,002 couples have become registered domestic partners in Nevada since the legislation went into effect October 1. The number includes heterosexual and same-sex couples.
The 2009 Nevada Legislature legalized domestic partnerships, overriding a governor’s veto in a bi-partisan vote on May 31st. The legislation describes domestic partnership as a new type of civil contract.
More than 700 couples took advantage of a pre-registration period and received their certificates of domestic partnership on Oct. 1, the day the law went into effect. The Secretary of State’s office says there has been a steady stream of registrations since then.
According to news reports, the state of Wisconsin registered 970 domestic partnerships in the first eight weeks of it’s newly approved program. Wisconsin, with more than twice the population of Nevada, began registering domestic partners in August.