City Hall Opens Ceremonies to Gay Partners

Monday, May 17, 2010

Gay Pride Rainbow Flag Gay Pride Rainbow Flag (marlith/flickr)

Gay couples who register as domestic partners will now be able to have full-fledged ceremonies at City Hall.

The New York Daily News reports that the New York City Clerk's Office will offer marriage-like ceremonies at its five borough offices, including the newly revamped marriage office in Manhattan beginning on June 3. In the past, domestic partners only got a certificate acknowledging that they had registered at City Hall.

The move comes after the New York State Senate voted down a gay marriage bill last year. While domestic partnerships do offer some improved benefits, like health care and tenancy rights, partners do not have the same inheritance rights a married couple would share.


More in:

The WQXR e-newsletter. Show highlights, links to music news, on-demand concerts, events from The Greene Space and more.

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.

Follow WQXR