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Inver Grove Heights could be next suburb to adopt domestic partner registry

Advocates argue it would give unmarried couples more access to health care. But critics say it would have no legal standing and point out that some insurers already cover unmarried partners.
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Advocates argue it would give unmarried couples more access to health care. But critics say it would have no legal standing and point out that some insurers already cover unmarried partners.

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