Wis. court to hear arguments on domestic registry
- Associated Press
- October 20, 2013 - 6:05 AM
MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to hear arguments this week on whether the state's domestic partner registry is unconstitutional.
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 gay 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.
The court is expected to hear oral arguments on Wednesday afternoon.
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