Eligible individuals may register their domestic partnership with the state. Domestic partnerships are registered with the county clerk of the county in which one of the individuals has resided for at least 30 days before submitting an application for the declaration of domestic partnership. Each individual must present satisfactory documentary proof of identification and residence.
To enter into a domestic partnership, the two individuals must:
• Be at least 18 years of age and capable of consenting to the domestic partnership;
• Not be a party to another domestic partnership or marriage;
• Share a common residence;
• Not be more closely related to each other than second cousins, whether of the whole or half blood or by adoption; and
• Be of the same sex.