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.
Inver Grove Heights rejects domestic partner registry
The City Council voted 4-1 against an ordinance that would have allowed unmarried partners to register their relationship with the city. Critics said it's not the city's responsibility to weigh in on the issue. The mayor emphasized that, despite the vote, people of all sexual orientations are welcome in the city.