St. Petersburg has opened its new domestic partnership registry.
The ordinance was passed last month. It gives gay or straight couples who live together some of the same rights as married couples, like the right to make medical decisions and funeral arrangements.
Couples began registering at the city clerk's office Wednesday. St. Petersburg City Councilman Steve Kornell and his partner were among the first in line.
"Anytime our city can give our citizens more rights, it's a great day. So this is a great day in St. Petersburg," he said.
The domestic partnership registration costs $30 and requires a photo ID. Tampa, Clearwater and Gulfport have similar registries.
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