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03/01/2013

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PUT OFF AGAIN Supporters of a statewide domestic partnership registry as well as a registry just for Sarasota County so far are making little progress. Image courtesy morguefile.com COUNTY COMMISSION DECLINES TO MEET WITH ADVOCATE FOR DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP REGISTRY UNTIL IT HEARS A LEGAL ANALYSIS OF SUCH ORDINANCES By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor Ken Shelin is not giving up on his goal to see a domestic partnership registry established in Sarasota County, even though the County Commission this week rebuffed his latest effort to address the issue. portion of the board���s Feb. 26 meeting, saying she did not understand why she had received an email from the county administration saying Shelin was asking to appear before the commission. So, the county is dithering while Commissioner Chris- inequality and a lack of fairness prevails for county domestic partners. tine Robinson raised the matter during the Commission Reports Ken Shelin Sarasota resident Robinson added that she recalled the commissioners agreeing they wanted to see the fate of a bill filed in the

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