the last time i got the welcome packet, patty & i were merely domestic partners. i tried to add her to my health care benefits. here's what we had to provide:
- our certificate of domestic partnership
- proof that we have a shared bank account for at least one year
- proof that we share some sort of living arrangement (a lease or mortgage that is signed by BOTH of us)
- an affidavit that all the above is true that has been notarized
when i tried to add her, we didn't have the joint lease (patty was on it but i wasn't) so i couldn't add her to my health care. this time, now that we are MARRIED, here's what i had to provide:
- a marriage license
that's it. nothing else. just one copy. we didn't have to prove anything. so i made the copy & sent it off in the mail. done.
please don't tell me that domestic partners and marriage are the same.
People have had to try and argue with ambulance drivers over what a domestic partner is because they wouldn't let them get into the ambulance with their spouse. No one has to explain what the term husband or wife means.