Joyce Shontz, left, and her partner, Danita Long, celebrate their registration for domestic partnership at City Hall. Shontz and Long were one of dozens of Lawrence couples who applied for the city's new Domestic Partnership Registry when it opened in June.
Angela Richmond, left, and Teri Herberger kiss after completing their domestic partnership registration at City Hall. Richmond and Herberger, who have been together for three years, celebrated their "official" partnership Wednesday.
John P. Connolly, right, throws up his hands as he and his partner, Steve Maceli, complete the domestic partner registry at the Lawrence City Hall. Connolly and Maceli became the first Lawrence couple to register for the designation.