Friday, December 21, 2012

WI Appeals Court Panel Upholds Domestic Partner Registry

A three judge panel of the of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals (Branch 4) released their opinion  today that upholds the same-sex domestic partnership registry as being constitutional.  This registry was enacted under the Doyle Administration and was challenged in the courts.  Julaine Appling (a plaintiff in the case) from Wisconsin Family Action stated, “The people of Wisconsin have strongly affirmed the lifelong, faithful union of a man and a woman as the fundamental building block of civilization.  Our system of government serves no purpose if politicians can ignore the will of the people with impunity.”  You can read WFA’s full press release here

Alliance Defending Freedom which represents the case will appeal this case to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.  Cases like this underscore the importance of the WI Supreme Court Election.  The Primary will be held February 19, 2013 and the General Election will be on April 2, 2013.