L G B T C a m p u s O r g a n i z i n g
This recommendation is intended to cover the relationship of same sex domestic partners and not room
mates. Domestic partnership has been defined in a variety of ways by different organizations, but a cer
tain common thread runs through all the definitions. Generally speaking, a domestic partnership is
defined as two individuals of the same gender who are in a committed relationship of indefinite duration
with an exclusive mutual commitment similar to marriage. The partners share the necessities of life and
agree to be financially responsible for each other s well being, including living expenses. It should be
noted that domestic partners are not married to anyone else and do not have another domestic partner.
Domestic partners may not be related by blood.
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