Washington State Domestic Partnerships and Automatic Conversion

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May 14, 2014
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If you are in a Washington state-registered domestic partnership, you might be getting married on June 30, 2014 — without doing a thing. On that day, most Washington state-registered domestic partnerships will be “automatically converted” to marriages under State law.

This May 8 panel of LGBT family law attorneys and state representatives from the Secretary of State’s office and the Washington State Department of Heath presents information and answers your questions, including:

  • Who will be affected by the automatic conversion?
  • Legally, how would becoming married affect you?
  • If you don’t want to become married, what can you do?
  • How will you get a marriage certificate and what will it look like?

Panelists:

Cynthia Buhr, Law Offices of Cynthia F. Buhr

Denise Diskin, Steve Teller & Associates

Janet Helson, Skellenger Bender

Representatives from the Washington State Department of Health

Moderated by David Ward, Legal Voice

Co-sponsored by Lambda Legal, Legal Voice, ACLU of Washington, GSBA, Pride Foundation, QLaw, Seattle Office of Civil Rights, and the Seattle LGBT Commission.

More info:

FAQ: Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in Washington State