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Save on Golf in Columbia Missouri

Timothy Kincaid

April 7th, 2009

From Connect MidMissouri:

Columbia city council members unanimously voted on Monday night to establish a domestic partner registry.

The registry allows qualifying same sex couples to register with the city of Columbia to get benefits and discounts at certain locations.

Unfortunately, there’s not a whole lot that this arrangement provides

Community Services Manager Steve Hollis said, “The only tangible benefit is the ordinance contains language that allows folks to access city services such as golf or the arc at the family rate, if they are in the domestic partnership registry. So really, that’s the only tangible benefit. Other than that, it’s rather symbolic actually.”

We appreciate this, Columbia. The validation of being recognized by your neighborhood and your community far outweighs any local civic service benefits.

But, yes thanks, we’ll take the golf discount.

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Jeff
April 7th, 2009 | LINK

This is a step in the right direction! Bravo!

Ephilei
April 9th, 2009 | LINK

Gotta start somewhere.

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