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Jul 11, 2013 10:23 AM by Jacqueline Quynh - KPAX News

Missoula domestic partnership registry discussed

MISSOULA - Missoula officials have moved one step closer to drafting a citywide domestic partnership registry.

The measure would recognize that two people - either same-sex or heterosexual - are in a partnership, but it would have no legal bearings.

The city's Administration and Finance Committee met Wednesday to talk about the definitions and requirements for the registry.

Council member John Wilkins fears the registry could be used as a potential target list for hate groups, and while Councilor Caitlin Copple acknowledged it was a risk, she pointed out the list is voluntary, and promotes awareness.

City staff will present the final draft of the registry at the next city council meeting this Monday.

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