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AG wouldn’t defend partner registry, but will defend same-sex marriage ban

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen (R-Wis.)
MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says he stands by his decision not to defend Wisconsin's domestic partner registry. The Wisconsin Supreme Court said Thursday that the registry giving limited benefits to same-sex couples does not violate the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. The registry was enacted ...

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Wis. Supreme Court upholds state’s domestic partner registry

Thursday, July 31, 2014
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MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin's domestic partner registry does not violate the state's ban on gay marriage, the state Supreme Court said Thursday in a unanimous decision that gay rights activists hailed as an important but intermediate step in legalizing same-sex marriage. Democratic lawmakers enacted the registry that provides limited benefits to same-sex couples...

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Topeka domestic partner registry offers little benefit for non-city workers

Thursday, May 29, 2014
Topeka, Kan.
TOPEKA, Kan. — Topeka’s new domestic partner registry was viewed as a significant victory for the city’s LGBT community when it was approved by the city council last week, but most employers say there will be little to no effect on workplace benefits.

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Wis. Supreme Court hears challenge to state’s domestic partner registry

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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MADISON, Wis. -- Conservative attorneys are trying to persuade the Wisconsin Supreme Court to wipe out the state's domestic partner registry.

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Wis. Supreme Court to hear arguments on domestic partner registry

Monday, October 21, 2013
Wisconsin Supreme Court
MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to hear arguments this week on whether the state's domestic partner registry is unconstitutional.

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Wis. Supreme Court to hear challenge to state’s domestic partner registry

Saturday, June 15, 2013
Wisconsin Supreme Court
MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to the state's domestic partner registry, which grants same-sex couples a number of legal rights.

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Fla. Senate panel advances bill that would create domestic partner registry

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A Florida state Senate panel on Monday passed the "Families First bill," a measure that would provide limited legal protections for same-sex unmarried partners by creating a statewide domestic partnership registry.

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Wisconsin court: State’s Domestic Partner Registry is constitutional

Monday, December 24, 2012
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The Wisconsin Court of Appeals on Friday upheld as constitutional the state's Domestic Partner Registry, affirming a lower court decision that the law does not violate the state's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court turns down appeal on domestic partner registry

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
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MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Supreme Court has declined to take up a case challenging the constitutionality of the state’s domestic partnership registry law until it’s gone through the normal appeals process.

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Toledo mayor to introduce benefits bill for Domestic Partners of city workers

Monday, April 30, 2012
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TOLEDO, Ohio -- City employees who are partnered but not married could receive health care and other benefits under a proposed measure that would extend benefits to the domestic partners of Toledo's employees, provided they have certified their status with Toledo's Domestic Partner Registry.

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