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Domestic Partnership registry process begins in Pensacola

PENSACOLA   --  Pensacola's city council has passed an ordinance that creates a domestic partnership registry.
   
It's the first Florida city west of Tallahassee to do so.
It means unmarried couples-- gay or straight-- will have the option to register as partners with the city.
   
By registering, couples are guaranteed the right to make medical and funeral decisions for each other.
   
They can visit one another in the hospital or prison.
They each have a say in the education of mutual children.
   
And registered domestic partners would be automatically notified in case of an emergency.
   
The city has 90 days to get the registry set up.
Council Member Jewel Cannada-Wynn was the only vote against the idea saying it undermines the fabric of our culture.