Vote to pass a bill that defines and specifies the extent of domestic partnerships, effective July 1, 2013.
Establishes domestic partnerships in Wyoming, with the individuals in a domestic partnership having the rights, responsibilities, protections, and legal benefits provided in state law for immediate family members (Sec. 1).
Defines “domestic partnership” as a civil union between 2 “natural people” who are consenting adults and at least 18 years of age (Sec. 1).
Specifies that a domestic partnership is certified by the Wyoming county clerk (Sec. 1).
Expands the term “spouse” in Wyoming law to include individuals who are in a domestic partnership (Sec. 1).
Requires the state of Wyoming to recognize all domestic partnerships which are valid by the laws of the state in which they were entered (Sec. 1).
Classifies entering into a marriage and a domestic partnership simultaneously or having more than 1 domestic partnership at a time as a felony, with a fine of up to $5,000 and up to 5 years in prison for a violation (Sec. 1).