THE SUPREME COURT ALSO ISSUED A UNANIMOUS RULING UPHOLDING
WISCONSIN'S DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP REGISTRY.
NEWS THREE'S MARY JO OLA CONTINUES OUR TEAM COVERAGE
FROM THE CAPITOL.
4925 MARY JO OLA REPORTING: all seven wisconsin supreme
court justices ruled the state's domestic partnership
registry is constitutional, continuing to give eligible
same sex couples limited benefits.
JUSTICES HAD TO DECIDE WHETHER A DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP
REGISTRY CREATED IN 2009....VIOLATED A CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT FROM 2006...THAT PROHIBITS SUBSTANTIALLY
SIMILAR INSTITUTIONS TO MARRIAGE.
FAIR WISCONSIN WAS ONE OF THE DEFENDANTS IN THE CASE
CALlLING THE RULING A VICTORY.
CONSERVATIVE GROUP WISCONSIN FAMILY ACTION, THE PLAINTIFF,
IS DISAPPOINTED BUT HOPEFUL.
JULAINE APPLING/WISCONSIN FAMILY ACTION: 4811
this case is over and so at this point there's no
further legal challenge to be brought against the
domest partnership registry but we'll continue aggressively
defednign marriage in this state 21
KATIE BELANGER/CEO FAIR WISCONSIN: :25 The decision
doesn't change the current state of Equality in wi
but and so now that this is wrapped up we can focus
even more on advancing full marriage equality in wi.
MARY JO OLA REPORTING: 5128 aside from this ruling
there is a gay marriage appeals case at the federal
that will be heard on august 26.
at the state capital mjo wisc news 3.