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St. Petersburg, Florida -- 10 News has just learned the St. Petersburg City Council approved Thursday morning the creation of a domestic partnership registry.

It is being reported the unanimous decision was reached after a discussion that lasted over two hours.

St. Petersburg is the second city in Pinellas County to create a domestic partnership registry for unmarried couples.The City of Gulfport signedan ordinance creatinga domestic partner registry on May 17, 2012.

The registry allows for same-sex and opposite-sex unmarried couple to register with the city and provides access to hospitalization, medical decisions and funeral planning.

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