Gay Orlando: Not Just Orlando – Orange County, FL getting Domestic Partner Registry!

This is important news for those looking at relocating to Orlando!

Some of you may remember that I recently wrote about the new City of Orlando Domestic Partner Registry as part of the Advocate naming Orlando the second gayest city in the country. Since then there has been lots of talk about the rest of Orange County and the potential of having a registry of its own!

This is definitely exciting news for the LGBT community in Orlando and the metro Orlando area within Orange County. If you are a couple who would love a registry of this kind and are thinking of moving to Orlando then you might want to pay attention!  The Orange County Commission is going ahead with the plans on extending the local ordinance that has been in effect within the city limits of Orlando since December to the whole county.

Such a registry covers many rights including hospital visitation, health care decisions, correctional facility visitation as well as rights to funeral/burial decisions. The registry also covers guardianship and the right for both partners to participate in the education of their children. Of course the registry is not marriage or a civil partnership but it does allow domestic partners to register their partnership to get some rights which same sex couples get through marriage.

For those new to Orlando looking to live here you can see that Orlando is moving forward to the delight of the local LGBT community.

With Orlando being such a great place to live and having a very welcoming LGBT community and many friendly neighborhoods, the metro Orlando area is the perfect relocation destination. If you are considering relocating to Orlando and are looking for a beautiful property in the area contact Steve Glose for professional Orlando Real Estate advice.