Gay rights advocates claimed victory Wednesday after Green Bay aldermen dropped plans to support a lawsuit aimed at overturning domestic partner benefits at the state level. Alderman Shae Sortwell, who had proposed aligning City Hall with the legal challenge, said the city instead should place its faith in newly elected state leaders who are opposed to benefits for same-sex couples.
Gov.-elect Scott Walker has opposed such benefits and was quoted during the campaign as saying he would work as governor to undo the same arrangement being challenged in the suit.
At Sortwell’s urging, the City Council voted 9-2 to postpone action on the issue indefinitely.
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