Domestic Partnerships in New York

What is a Domestic Partnership? A domestic partnership under the laws of the State and City of New York is for couples that have a close and committed personal relationship. There is an application fee of $35 to become a domestic partnership. To revoke a domestic partnership, there is a separate flat fee of $27. What Rights are afforded to those in a Domestic Partnership? Bereavement leave from work (for city employees); Visitation in a city correctional facility; Visitation in Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) hospitals; Eligibility to qualify as a family member to be added to an existing tenancy as a permanent resident by the New York City Housing Authority; Eligibility to qualify as [...]