Fair Wisconsin is offering advice for same sex couples who plan to register for domestic partnerships next month.
Starting August third, same sex couples living in the state will be able to register with county clerks. Fair Wisconsin Executive Director Katie Belanger says they've been answering a lot of questions about the process. She says many people want to know what's expected of them when registering and exactly what benefits the arrangement will provide.
Fair Wisconsin has released an online guide to help couples understand what exactly a domestic partnership will do for them, including the 43 protections they provide. It also lays out what information they'll need to provide when going to register and for a relationship to qualify as a domestic partnership.
The guide also offers tips on how to deal with the media or any problems couples may experience while registering.