A legal union, other than a marriage, of two persons that was validly formed in another jurisdiction, and that is substantially equivalent to a domestic partnership under this chapter, shall be recognized as a valid domestic partnership in this state and shall be treated the same as a domestic partnership registered in this state regardless of whether it bears the name domestic partnership.
[ 2012 c 3 § 12 (Referendum Measure No. 74, approved November 6, 2012); 2011 c 9 § 1; 2009 c 521 § 72; 2008 c 6 § 1101.]


Notice2012 c 3: See note following RCW 26.04.010.

Terms Used In Washington Code 26.60.090

  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.