Hennepin County ruling: Same-sex partners can inherit each other's assets

In a groundbreaking ruling Wednesday, the Hennepin County Court ruled a Minneapolis man is entitled to his late, same-sex partner's assets. The ruling effectively stated that Minnesota's Defense of Marriage Act does not deny the right of same-sex partners to the "benefits of marriage," including the right to inherit.
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In a groundbreaking ruling Wednesday, the Hennepin County Court ruled a Minneapolis man is entitled to his late, same-sex partner's assets. The ruling effectively stated that Minnesota's Defense of Marriage Act does not deny the right of same-sex partners to the "benefits of marriage," including the right to inherit.

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