CONTACT: LINDA KROON
Women's Resource and Action Center
130 North Madison St.
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: June 13, 2002
Women's Center sponsors workshop on legal and financial issues for same-sex
The Women's Resource and Action Center at the University of Iowa, together
with the Iowa Women's Foundation and the Iowa City Public Library, will present
"Domestic Partnerships," a workshop on legal and financial issues
pertaining to lesbian and gay couples. This final workshop in the "Women
and Money" series is scheduled for Thursday, June 20, from 6:30 to 8:30
p.m. in Meeting Room A of the Iowa City Public Library.
Patricia A. Cain, professor of law at the University of Iowa, will be the
presenter. "Lesbian and gay couples can sometimes take advantage of legal
protections offered by domestic partnership rules that have been passed by
local governments or by employers," says Cain. "However, most couples
will need to create their own legal protections by using private contracts
or property arrangements." The workshop will focus on public domestic
partnership rules, as well as on private legal options. Workshop participants
are encouraged to bring questions about tax or property laws.
Although the workshops in this series were developed for women, everyone
is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided by the New Pioneer Co-op.
Seating and materials for workshops may be limited, so pre-registration is
To register for the workshop or for more information, contact the Iowa Women's
Foundation at (319) 337-4222 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.