Court Upholds Constitutionality of Wisconsin’s Domestic Partner Registry

Just in from Wisconsin, via the AP:

WisconsinWisconsin's domestic partnership registry is constitutional, a state appeals court ruled in a decision released Friday that marks a major victory for the state's largest gay rights group.

The 4th District Court of Appeals' opinion concluded that voters didn't intend to prohibit the creation of the registry when they amended the Wisconsin Constitution to ban gay marriage, adding that domestic partnerships carry substantially fewer rights and obligations than married couples enjoy.


  1. JohnAGJ says

    A small step, but a good one in the overall effort. Also, gee what a surprise that a religious right group is caught in its own lies, saying one thing to voters before the amendment passed and then running to court afterwards to do the exact opposite.

  2. Diogenes Arktos says

    I heard on NPR that the governor and attorney general refused to fund the registry because they thought it was unconstitutional. And Repubicans are screaming that Obama doesn’t defend DOMA in court (because he views it as unconstitutional) yet enforces it.

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