Wisconsin Circuit Court Judge Daniel R. Moeser wrote, “Ultimately, it is clear that Chapter 770 does not violate the Marriage Amendment because it does not create a legal status for domestic partners that is identical or substantially similar to that of marriage. The state does not recognize domestic partnership in a way that even remotely resembles how the state recognizes marriage. Moreover, domestic partners’ have far fewer legal rights, duties, and liabilities in comparison to the legal rights, duties, and liabilities of spouses.”
In 2009, Wisconsin passed a domestic partnership registry law that provided the right to visit your partner in the hospital. In 2011 Governor Scott Walker wants to abandon that law. Why? Because
he’s an asshole Walker says it violates the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
We’ve known about Walker’s plans to dismantle the 2009 law for a while now. You see, since Wisconsin has solved all of its other domestic issues, going after injured homos just makes sense. Luckily, the state’s gay rights group Fair Wisconsin will continue defending the 2009 law.