Gays Win in Calif. Domestic Partner Ruling
By DAVID KRAVETS
Associated Press Writer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Handing gays an important legal victory, the California Supreme Court on Wednesday let stand a new law granting registered domestic partners many of the same rights and protections available to married couples.
Without comment, the justices unanimously declined to review lower-court rulings that said the law does not conflict with a voter-approved measure against gay marriage.