Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Domestic Partner Benefits Upheld By Wisconsin Circuit Court
On June 20, 2011, a circuit court in Wisconsin (Dane County) upheld Wisconsin's Domestic Partnership law, which was signed by former Governor Jim Doyle in June of 2009. The court's holding stated that the law did not violate the marriage amendment because it does not elevate a domestic partnership to the status of a marriage. For more on the decision, click here. Note, this was a circuit court decision, and is likely not considered binding. More likely than not, this case will filter into the higher courts of Wisconsin. Stay tuned.