Dunedin officials gave unanimous support for Pinellas commissioners' consideration of a countywide domestic partnership registry Thursday.
City commissioners passed a resolution supporting the idea before it goes to a public hearing at the Board of Pinellas County Commissioners on Jan. 15.
"This symbolizes squarely the nature of the community we live in," Commissioner Ron Barnette said of the county's draft ordinance.
The county provision would allow, in part, domestic partners — gay and straight — to make health care decisions for each other, including for end-of-life care, among other things.
Vice Mayor Julie Ward Bujalski said she supports the idea of a countywide registry over a municipal one.
"People should have the same rights everywhere they go in this county," Bujalski said.
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