Can I marry my domestic partner in Pennsylvania?

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Can I marry my domestic partner in Pennsylvania?

My girlfriend and I are planning on getting married at some point when we have
the funds, but until then my job offers health/dental/vision insurance to spouses
or domestic partners of their employees. If I enter into a domestic partnership,
do I have to dissolve that partnership before we can get married, or can I simply
marry my partner at that point? I am in Pennsylvania, as I’m sure that’s relevant.

Asked on November 7, 2018 under Family Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

So I think that you should go and speak with an attorney that deals in this area of the law in your area of the country.  It is my understanding that Pennsylvania does not allow domestic partnerships or civil unions but only same sex marriages.  You can always get married in a civil ceremony to take advntage of the benefits at work and have a religious ceremony later.  Good luck.


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