S. 1910 (112th): Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act of 2012


Nov 18, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 16, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Joseph Lieberman

Senator from Connecticut



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Last Updated: Dec 19, 2012
Length: 236 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees.

Summary (CRS)

Section2 - States as the purpose of this Act to apply the same employment benefits and obligations to federal employees in same-sex domestic partnerships and to their domestic partners as ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Nov 18, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 16, 2012
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1910”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


30 cosponsors (28D, 1I, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 1102 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Dec 16, 2009

H.R. 3485 (Related)
Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act of 2011

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 18, 2011

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