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Updated: 11/09/2013 08:00:03AM

Bravo to County for extending rights to domestic partners

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After some excessive lawyering, Sarasota County commissioners took a positive step this week when they adopted a domestic partnership ordinance — similar to that of Venice’s — that will extend humane and appropriate rights to unmarried couples, both gay and straight.

The ordinance seemed overly diluted, due in part to the sensitive nature of gay rights in a conservative-leaning region and in part to the fact the board is composed of three lawyers (and one spouse of a prominent lawyer) prone to parsing finer legal points. Nevertheless, gay rights activists seemed pleased with the result.

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