I am confused by the contradictory claims made about the equality of Domestic Partnerships and Marriage under California State Law.
California’s Domestic Partnership code states
Yet there are nine exceptions found by the plaintiffs in In re Marriage Cases. (footnote 24 on page 42)
In a previous thread, Poster BrightNShiny, an LA lawyer, also claims that every time marriage changes, there must be discussion and a vote on whether to extend the same rights to domestic partnerships.
My layman’s understanding of California Family Code §297-297.5 assures their equality — but I’m only a layman. Can anyone explain it to me so I understand it?