Partner registry opens Wednesday

Unmarried Lawrence couples may register as domestic partners beginning Wednesday.

Representatives of the Lawrence-Douglas County Chapter of the Kansas Equality Coalition will be available to help couples fill out registrations from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St.

The state’s first domestic registry provides legal documentation that can be used to help secure health insurance for domestic partners.

The cost is $75. Once a couple has registered online, they will receive an e-mail confirmation. Within the next two weeks, the city will mail a registry certificate and laminated cards to the couple’s home.

The registry is only available online at For more information, call 832-3200.