Wisconsin Domestic Partnership Registry: Oral Arguments slated before WI Supreme Court 10/23
Wisconsin Family Action
In August, 2013, Julaine Appling, president of Wisconsin Family Action, and 4 other Wisconsin Family Action board members, through their Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys, filed their initial brief with the Wisconsin Supreme Court in a lawsuit (Appling v Doyle) defending Wisconsin’s Marriage Protection Amendment. The brief clearly and strongly argues that the same-sex-only, statewide domestic partnership registry signed into law in 2009 by then-governor Jim Doyle, violates the marriage amendment by creating a legal status that is at least “substantially similar” to the legal status of marriage, a clear violation of the amendment that was passed by nearly 60% of the voters in 2006.
Oral arguments for Appling v Doyle before the Wisconsin Supreme Court will take place next week on Wednesday, October 23.
(For a brief history on the court case, click HERE.)
Read Wisconsin Family Actions FAQ sheet for the Domestic Partner Registry Legal Challenge HERE.