Lawsuit Advances Over Wisc. Domestic Partnership Registry
BY Michelle Garcia
September 18 2012 12:58 PM ET
The Wisconsin supreme court will not take on a case challenging the state's domestic partnership law, upholding a lower court's ruling that the law does not violate the state's constitutional ban on marriage equality.
The ban was enacted in 2006, and Dane County Circuit Judge Daniel Moeser ruled last year that domestic partnerships don't violate the ban, the Associated Press reports. The 4th District Court of Appeals then asked the state supreme court to establish whether the domestic partnership registry, which began in 2009, violated the marriage ban.
By rejecting the request to take on the case, the appellate court will schedule a hearing. According to the Rockford Register-Star, there was no explanation as to why the court would not hear the case.
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