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Fri June 14, 2013
Justices Agree to Hear Domestic Partner Case
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.