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VIDEO: Marriage vs. domestic partnership in California

Same-sex couples who create a union through marriage or domestic partnership need to know that the two types of legal relationships come with different rights.

Generally speaking, marriage affords same-sex couples more rights than domestic partnership does. That's because domestic partners are not considered spouses under federal law. As a result, same-sex couples in domestic partnerships do not have the same tax benefits or Social Security benefits as married same-sex couples.

Learn more about the legal differences between marriage and domestic partnership in the video below:

It is extremely important for same-sex couples needing legal assistance to work with an attorney who has experience in this area of law. State and federal laws applying to same-sex couples are constantly changing to catch up with modern times, and your lawyer should know what your rights are under the law.

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