by Michael Sarko
- The Capitol Hill Times -
Are you currently in a domestic partnership? The state of Washington would like to congratulate you on your upcoming, by-default nuptials. The marriage equality laws enacted by Referendum 74 in 2012 change the specifics of domestic partnerships in Washington, reserving them mostly for the elderly. So, some 6,500 currently registered domestic partnerships will automatically turn into state-recognized marriages on July 1, 2014. People can opt out of this transition, but it will result in the dissolution of the legal partnership. This only applies to state-registered partnerships, not those at the city or county levels.
The latest Community Police Commission report is available online. Mayor Murray and Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell met with the CPC earlier this week to receive their report for the end of 2013 and beginning of 2014. The full text and accompanying presentation are available through the City of Seattle website.
Don’t give up on your favorite for-hire transportation service. The vote on caps and immediate regulations of services like Uber and Lyft was delayed, being rescheduled for March 17 at the next full council meeting at City Hall. Pink mustaches welcome, at least for now.