The Decatur City Commission unanimously approved a domestic partnership registry at is Dec. 16 meeting, according to a report from Decaturish.

Commissioners approved the registry, which would allow the city to recognize same-sex couples living in Decatur. The lack of a registry was one of several factors used in the Human Rights Campaign’s recently-released Municipal Equality Index. The Equality Index found Decatur lagged behind its neighbors when it came to protecting the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender residents.

 

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.