Washington State Domestic Partnerships and Automatic Conversion
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?
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.