LGBTQ Nation reports:
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 a 2006 state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage or anything “substantially similar.” A state appeals court upheld the registry last year, noting married couples enjoy a number of rights registrants don’t.
It’s just astonishing to me that we now have marriage equality in 14 states, and yet in Wisconsin we’re still fighting over whether we can even have a domestic partner registry.
Also in Wisconsin, gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke says she supports marriage equality.
Edge Boston reports:
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke says she supports gay marriage and opposed a 2006 constitutional amendment in Wisconsin that prohibited gay marriage and civil unions. Burke voiced her support for gay marriage during an interview on Monday with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
It’s time to move past defending the domestic partner registry, and to go on the offensive with the marriage equality bill or lawsuit.