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Domestic registry in Florida
Florida State Representatives are pushing to give unmarried couples some of the same rights as traditionally married ones.
14 Florida cities have already set up a domestic partnership registry in Florida.
Pensacola city council passed its version last week. The state would put the measure on next year's legislative agenda.
It would allow unmarried couples additional rights, like visiting each other in hospitals and other benefits.
Reverend Patrick Rogers says the registry, would have made life easier for him when his partner was in the hospital.
"My partner at the time was on so much morphine, he couldn't make decisions for himself and he wanted me to take over that role."
The registry allows unmarried couples, gay or straight, to make medical and funeral decisions for each other.
It also allows each of them to have a say in the education of mutual children, among other things.
The city has 90-days to set up the registry. They are setting up a registration process, and working out possible fees.