To be considered a “qualified domestic partner,” your partner, must be:
- Someone of the same sex or opposite sex with whom you have chosen to share your life in an intimate and committed relationship of mutual caring;
- Someone who is:
- your sole domestic partner,
- at least 18 years of age,
- capable of entering into a contract, and
- not related by blood to a degree of closeness which would prohibit legal marriage in the state in which you legally reside.