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Go Find a Notary Public, ‘Cause Domestic Partnerships Start Blowing Into Town Next Week

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Despite Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons vetoing a bill to grand domestic partnership rights to same-sex couples — and then admitting he violated the sanctity of his own marriage — the State Senate and Assembly told the gov where he could shove it, and overrode his veto. Which means beginning next week, the secretary of state’s office will begin accepting domestic partnership applications. Register early if you want your paperwork processed by Oct. 1, when the law takes effect. The law, which some say violates Nevada’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, only grants some marriage rights while also barring discrimination against couples, straight or gay, in domestic partnerships.