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.
Eagan approves domestic partner registry
The registry allows any committed but unmarried couple -- regardless of sexual orientation -- to register their relationship with the city. The registry gives unmarried couples no legal standing but could help them get health insurance benefits from employers.