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Dec. 4, 1984 – Nation’s First Domestic Partnership Law Passed

“It took five years of lobbying by a stalwart city employee before the city of Berkeley [CA] enacted the nation’s first domestic partnership ordinance in 1984. At the outset only city employees could register, and the program offered only dental insurance coverage and leave benefits to city employees, but within a year Berkeley began including medical insurance benefits as well.”