Politics & Government
5:16 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Justices Agree to Hear Domestic Partner Case

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the state's domestic partner registry.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has decided to hear a challenge to the state's domestic partner registry.  The registry grants same-sex couples a host of legal rights. 

Members of the conservative group Wisconsin Family Action, filed a lawsuit in 2010 alleging the registry violates the state constitution.  It was amended in 2006 prohibiting gay marriage or civil unions.

An appeals court upheld the registry in December, listing a number of rights married couples enjoy that same-sex couples don't, even if they join the registry.