On January 14, GLAD submitted testimony in support of Maine LD 1804, An Act to Provide Consistency in the Laws Regarding Domestic Partners, along with MaineTrans.Net, Equality Maine, ACLU of Maine, and Maine Women’s Lobby.

Civil Rights Project Director Mary L Bonauto explains in this testimony:

This bill would streamline the definitions of “domestic partner” in Maine law to focus on the Probate Code definition of “domestic partner.” This would update and declutter the law by removing multiple definitional sections or clauses, and use the definition that the term “domestic partner… means one of 2 unmarried adults who are domiciled together under long-term agreements that evidence a commitment to remain responsible indefinitely for each other’s welfare.”

Read the full testimony here.