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Eagan City Council considers domestic partner registry

The Eagan City Council is scheduled to discuss a proposed domestic partner registry ordinance at its first meeting of the new year tonight.

The measure is on the agenda for the 6:30 p.m. meeting at Eagan City Hall.

Eagan Patch notes that "domestic partner registries allow unmarried couples — both heterosexual and homosexual, to document their relationship with the city."

The Eagan proposal calls for couples, gay or straight, to pay $25 if they want to register with the city and get a certificate. It would cost another $25 to cancel the registration.

In October, the Inver Grove Heights City Council voted down a proposed domestic partner ordinance, but 12 other cities, including St. Paul, Minneapolis and Duluth, have passed the measure. Falcon Heights passed one last summer.

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