On April 24, 2012 the Eau Claire City Council voted 10-1 in favor of providing domestic partner benefits to city employees. The lone Council member in opposition was Jackie Pavelski. With their success, this trend will likely spread to other Wisconsin communities.
Meanwhile the lawsuit challenging the domestic partner registry in Wisconsin in the case Appling vs. Doyle is waiting for a hearing before the Wisconsin Court of Appeals – District 4. No date has yet been assigned.