Legislative Recognition of Domestic Partnership:
Registration, Termination, and Rights Thereof

AS-2205-94/AA - May 5-6, 1994

WHEREAS, The exclusion of domestic partners of the same or opposite sex and their dependents from employee benefits packages, hospital visitation rights, from conservatorship rights, and the right to Will property to one another constitutes discrimination against employees solely on the basis of their nontraditional family status; and

WHEREAS, Assemblyman Richard Katz has proposed legislation [AB 2810 (Katz): Domestic Partnership: Registration, Termination, and Rights Thereof] which would define domestic partners, including the qualifications for establishing and terminating partnerships, and create a statewide registry for domestic partners and would provide hospitalization rights, conservatorship rights, and the right to will property to domestic partners; and

WHEREAS, Such legislation as AB 2810 (Katz) would benefit members of the CSU community who live in nontraditional families; therefore be it

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University support such legislation as AB 2810 (Katz): Domestic Partnership: Registration, Termination, and Rights Thereof which defines domestic partners, including the qualifications for establishing and terminating partnerships, creates a statewide registry for domestic partners, and provides hospitalization rights, conservatorship rights, and the right to will property to domestic partners; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU urge campus senates to support such legislation as AB 2810 (Katz): Domestic Partnership: Registration, Termination, and Rights Thereof; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU urge the Chancellor, the California State University Board of Trustees and the California Faculty Association to support such legislation as AB 2810 (Katz): Domestic Partnership: Registration, Termination, and Rights Thereof.

APPROVED -- May 5-6, 1994



 
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