Salt Lake's mutual commitment registry opens

Salt Lake's mutual commitment registry opens

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Andrew Adams reportingSalt Lake City's new mutual commitment registry is now up and running, and people are already people are signing up.

For city workers, this matters for benefits. Daniel Holsinger and Jay Christianson have their own reasons for signing up.

"For us, this doesn't change anything financially for us. This is purely symbolic of our relationship and our commitment to each other and our relationship," Holsinger said.

"I'm not exactly sure about the hospital benefits, but I hope we'll be able to enjoy those as well," Christianson said.

Though she's had several phone calls, acting city recorder Chris Meeker says there hasn't been a line at the door just yet.

This registry also allows companies in Salt Lake City to voluntarily extend benefits to gay couples, brothers, sisters, even roommates.

In order to register, you must provide a statement that you are in a relationship of mutual commitment, support and caring, and are responsible for each other's welfare. Filers must also each be the other's sole partner, be over 18 years old, be competent to contract, and share a primary residence in Salt Lake City.

Finally, applicants must provide proof of three of the following: joint obligation loan, mortgage, lease, joint ownership of a vehicle, a life insurance policy, retirement benefits account, or designation as one applicant's beneficiary status to the other.


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