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Project 515 Proposes Legislation to Ensure Equality During Times of Illness and Death
Date:1/22/2009

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Project 515 is proposing legislation to ensure equal and fair treatment for all Minnesota families that are experiencing severe health issues and the death of a loved one.

Project 515's legislative proposal, discussed at a Capitol news conference today, will provide committed same-sex couples the same right as married couples to:

    -- Honor the final wishes of their partners
    -- Preserve their homes for their families
    -- Seek justice after a wrongful death

"Most Minnesotans from across the state expect our laws to treat people equally, yet 515 of our laws fall short," said Senator Yvonne Prettner Solon (DFL, Duluth), who will author a Final Wishes Bill in the Minnesota Senate. "Changes to current state law are necessary to ensure equal and fair treatment for all Minnesota families."

Representative Erin Murphy (DFL, St. Paul), who will author a Final Wishes Bill in the Minnesota House of Representatives, said, "This proposed legislation focuses on real issues that affect Minnesota families every day. Particularly at a time when all families are struggling, our laws should not unduly add stress, financial hardship or even homelessness to the problems families face."

The Final Wishes proposal will provide Minnesotans equal opportunities to honor the final wishes of their partners. Under current law, committed, same-sex partners do not have the automatic right that married couples have to control the remains of their partner after death. This means surviving partners may not be able to carry out their loved one's wishes for cremation or burial. Costly legal documents may fail to guarantee this right and are sometimes ignored. The legislative proposal will change the law's language to include same-sex partners, eliminating the need for costly and ineffective legal documents to ensure the right to honor a partner's
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