Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The BEST Birthday Present


Last year, my Love and I filled out the paperwork to be qualified as Domestic Partners at her work. We finalized our wills, sent in copies of our mortgage and deed, and jumped through numerous hoops to PROVE that we are indeed committed to each other financially.

Yesterday, it went through. I'm officially domestically partnered. And I have an insurance card with both of our names on it to prove it.

Not quite as good as getting married, but close.

50 comments:

Nadja Norden said...

Dearest♥♥
I am so glad for you! Congratulations!
Tender kisses from Antwerp,
Nadja
♀♀

Dana said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

*warm smile and BIG hug*

lesbo said...

that IS the best birthday present!!!
so glad to hear!

CJ said...

Hey, every little step helps!!! Congrats!!

"Ice Pony Girl" said...

Congratulations! {{{HUGS}}} Blessings sent to you both.

Micky-T said...

Good for you guys! I'm happy for you both.

"Domestically partnered", I guess that's pretty good for a state like Tennessee.

Dragon said...

Yay, congratulations!

Little T said...

Baby steps. Congrats to you both!

Propane Amy said...

Definitely a perfect birthday present. Congrats!!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

progress, it sure is good to hear.

Bina said...

Oh my God! I'm so happy for you both! That is WONDERFUL news!

Congratulations!

chocdrop said...

That is the best news I have heard in a long time. Congrats. I am so glad that somewhere they are recognizing that LOVE IS LOVE.

tommy said...

AWESOME!!! Congrats :)

Jeanne said...

Congratulations!

small town dyke said...

congrats!!!!!

Jessica said...

yay! Congrats! :)

SkylersDad said...

Fantastic news!!!

Someday, I hope we will acknowledge a partnership as a thing of love, not gender.

Lu' said...

I am tickled red/yellow/green and blue for you two. When all things are right with this world you two will be married. Kisses to you both!

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Congratulations! Someday, you will be able to have that "official" wedding, but you two have already proved you are committed to each other and that is wonderful!

Scarlet said...

Sweeeet. I'm ecstatic for the both of you!

Jay said...

Congrats! That's so awesome!

Melissa said...

Hot damn! Congratulations to you and your girl. xoxo

Jaimey said...

Congrats! Hopefully someday soon there will be no hoops to jump through, people will be free to love and marry who they choose and who makes them happy without fear or hardship. Someday soon. :)

LSL said...

:) HUGE congratulations to you both!

Travis said...

Happy Birthday and congratulations!

Bond said...

WONDERFUL NEWS...

what a great birthday present!

Karen said...

Congrats!! Amazing news.

mysteryghost said...

Congrats, I am happy for the two of you.

Grant said...

That's way better than the e-card I sent you. A little better, anyway.

lesbo said...

haaaappy birthday!

CheekyMonkey said...

Woohoo!! Happy Birthday Lady! What a great gift!

Ashleigh said...

Happy Birthday!

Akelamalu said...

That's great news and a great birthdy present.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Bina said...

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!

Happy Birthday RLL,
Happy Birthday to you!

Can't wait to hear how your birthday was.

And guess what. My daughter is 14 today!!!!!!!

Beth said...

YAYAYAYAAYAY!!!!!!!!! and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

katherine. said...

I came by to say Happy Birthday.

I see I also get to send you Best Wishes....or is it Congratulations?

I'll go with both to be safe....smile.

Best Wishes and Congratulations!!

Bubblesworth said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! Marriage is close- the country can stay stupid forever!

Karen said...

Happy Birthday, Lady! I hope you are enjoying your day!

we're doomed said...

Happy B-day, RLL. I hope you have as many more as you want.

zodiblog said...

Jay sent me over to wish you a happy birthday. So Happy Birthday!!! I guess more congratulations are in order as well. So Congratulations!!!! I don’t think that it’ll be too much longer before the last of the bigotry is completely eradicated from the US. I’ve been living in Spain for the last year and a half, and it’s a whole lot better over here. I’d hope that within the next generation America will be the same, and within 10 years you will be able to enjoy the same rights as any other human being on the planet! Again, Happy Birthday and Congrats!!!!!!!!

nitebyrd said...

Happy Birthday and congratulations, that's wonderful!

Snappy Di said...

My husband and I had to do that for the medical insurance in order for me to be covered at the company he worked for at that time. They finally added me. We had lived together as man and wife for many years but had to 'prove' it. UGH... like it's any of their business anyway.

We finally did get married after 10 years together so now it's a 'non-issue', but how stupid is it to have to prove you are a couple no matter what sex we happen to be.... just plain UGH.

CatLadyLarew said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful birthday present!

Slyde said...

THAT is great news! congrats!

rage said...

Congratulations and Happy Birthday!!

Gina said...

Congratulations! Although I wish you could get married, that is awesome that you have the next best thing. :)

Jaimey said...

Happy belated Birthday! I hope it was amazing! :)

Lynette said...

in the right step
being able to get some legal rights and protection is important.
I feel it would go faster if it was legal union and not legal marriage for wording. Looking for protection by law not religious sanctions. Too many look at marriage as a religious union not legal. Odd huh?
Each of us know where we stand in our own religious beliefs and that is nothing that can be legalized anyway.

Lynette said...

forgot to say
YIPPPPEEEE for both of y'all
so happy to hear!

~*Jobthingy*~ said...

this is great news! congrats!!