On Monday, Dane County Circuit Judge Daniel Moeser ruled that Wisconsin’s 2009 Domestic Partnership Registry law does not create a legal status for domestic partners that is identical or substantially similar to that of marriage; that law does not violate the constitutional ban approved by voters in 2006.
“The state does not recognize domestic partnership in a way that even remotely resembles how the state recognizes marriage,” Moeser said in the ruling. “Moreover, domestic partners’ have far fewer legal rights, duties, and liabilities in comparison to the legal rights, duties, and liabilities of spouses.”
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