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For those who can't marry, reciprocal benefits remain

By June Watanabe

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 12, 2013

~~<p><strong>QUESTION</strong>: Now that civil unions has been approved and same-sex marriage is on its way to being approved, is the reciprocal benefits law still alive and well? We signed up for it some time ago, but very little information regarding just what it covers is available. Now I'm afraid it may no longer be valid because of recent events. We are not considering a civil union or marriage. Our primary reason for signing up for reciprocal benefits is hospital visitation.</p>
<p><strong>ANSWER</strong>: The reciprocal benefits law remains in effect for people who are prevented by law from getting married.</p>
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QUESTION: Now that civil unions has been approved and same-sex marriage is on its way to being approved, is the reciprocal benefits law still alive and well? We signed up for it some time ago, but very little information regarding just what it covers is available. Now I'm afraid it may no longer be valid because of recent events. We are not considering a civil union or marriage. Our primary reason for signing up for reciprocal benefits is hospital visitation.

ANSWER: The reciprocal benefits law remains in effect for people who are prevented by law from getting married. Login for more...



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