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(INTRO 114)
Introduced: 2002
Passed City Council: August 15, 2002
Passed Mayor: August 27, 2002

In 1998, New York City passed a law legalizing same-sex domestic partnerships, but it did not recognize partnerships obtained outside of city limits. This law enables people who have registered status in other states to receive the same benefits and legal rights as those registered in the city.


How Councilmembers Voted :

36-Yes  7-No  3-Abstain  5-Absent

Name Party District Vote
Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.Democrat32Yes
Tony AvellaDemocrat19Yes
Maria BaezDemocrat14Yes
Charles BarronDemocrat42Yes
Tracy L. BoylandDemocrat41 Absent
Gale A. BrewerDemocrat6Yes
Yvette D. ClarkeDemocrat40Yes
Leroy G. Comrie, Jr.Democrat27Yes
James E. DavisDemocrat35Yes
Bill de BlasioDemocrat39Yes
Ruben DiazDemocrat18 No
Erik Martin DilanDemocrat37Yes
Simcha FelderDemocrat44 No
Lewis A. FidlerDemocrat46Yes
Helen D. FosterDemocrat16Yes
Dennis P. GallagherRepublican30 No
James F. GennaroDemocrat24 Abstain
Alan GersonDemocrat1Yes
Eric N. GioiaDemocrat26Yes
Martin GoldenRepublican43 No
Robert JacksonDemocrat7Yes
Allan W. Jennings, Jr.Democrat28 Absent
Melinda R. KatzDemocrat29Yes
G. Oliver KoppellDemocrat11Yes
Andrew J. LanzaRepublican51Yes
John C. LiuDemocrat20 Absent
Margarita LopezDemocrat2Yes
Miguel Martinez10Yes
Michael E. McMahonDemocrat49Yes
Gifford MillerDemocrat5Yes
Hiram MonserrateDemocrat21Yes
Eva Moskowitz4Yes
Michael C. NelsonDemocrat48 No
James S. OddoRepublican50 No
Bill PerkinsDemocrat9Yes
Madeline T. ProvenzanoDemocrat13 No
Christine C. QuinnDemocrat3Yes
Domenic M. Recchia, Jr.Democrat47Yes
Philip ReedDemocrat8Yes
Diana ReynaDemocrat34 Absent
Joel RiveraDemocrat15Yes
Angel RodriguezDemocrat38Yes
James Sanders, Jr.Democrat31 Abstain
Larry B. SeabrookDemocrat12 Absent
Helen SearsDemocrat25Yes
Jose M. SerranoDemocrat17Yes
Kendall StewartDemocrat45Yes
Peter F. Vallone, Jr.Democrat22 Abstain
Albert VannDemocrat36Yes
David I. WeprinDemocrat23Yes
David YasskyDemocrat33Yes


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