Mayor Buckhorn Will Sign Gay Domestic Partnership Registry
The Tampa City Council recently passed a domestic partnership registry that would cover both straight and gay couples. Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn will sign the ordinance into law at 10 a.m. tomorrow.
The registry will be public and accessible online from smart phones and mobile devices, guaranteeing partners access to their records 24 hours a day.
The measure was introduced last month by Councilwoman Yvonne “Yolie” Capin on the day her first grandchild was due to be born. She said at the time she wanted to make Tampa a place he could be proud the grow up in.
Councilwoman Capin deserves credit for taking the initiative and getting this done. I wish more Democrats (such as our president) would be more proactive in standing up for gay rights.