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'IT'S ALL ABOUT LOVE' Ken Shelin makes comments about the proposed registry — one of many trips he has made to the podium since the commission began discussing an ordinance. Photo by Norman Schimmel THE COUNTY COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES A DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP REGISTRY By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor Ken Shelin did not get everything he had its decision. "If we need to tweak [the ordisought, but he was ecstatic on the afternoon nance] later on, they can always amend it. … of Nov. 6: With a unanimous vote, the Sarasota Fundamentally, the major rights that domesCounty Commission tic partners need are approved a Domestic there." Partnership Registry Partners want to be together ordinance — some- because they love one another. … I hope Those rights include thing Shelin has been you will recognize the joy such the ability to visit a advocating for about a relationships bring to the individuals domestic partner in year. involved, their families, friends, neighbors the hospital and to be able to make funeral and the county at large. "I'm really delighted and burial decisions. in the end result," he Ken Shelin Advocate The ordinance will told The Sarasota Domestic Partnership Registries take effect 120 days News Leader shortly from the date it is after the board made

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