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Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds
registry for same-sex couples

Reuters, by Jon Herskovitz and Brendan O´Brien

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Posted By:SoCalGal, 7/31/2014 10:23:15 AM

MILWAUKEE-The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a 2009 law that establishes a registry for same-sex couples, saying it does not violate an amendment to the state´s constitution banning gay marriage. The registry gives registered same-sex couples the right to hospital visits, family medical leave to care for a stricken partner, health benefits under a partner´s insurance and the right to inherit assets when a partner dies. The court said the ban on same-sex marriage did not include a ban on certain rights for same-sex couples. The same-sex marriage ban was approved by Wisconsin voters in 2006. Three years later, the registry was

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: agrunt, 7/31/2014 11:01:02 AM     (No. 9947789)

The purpose of a corporation is its continued existence. Funny you would think that would be the general purpose of the human race. But where a couple can’t move toward that end one must ask why that couple exists. Please, I have little against two folks getting together -- but it is evident that they think of themselves and little else.

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Posted By: SoCalGal- 9/1/2014 9:07:52 AM     Post Reply
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Sydney Morning Herald {AU], by Philip Wen    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 8/31/2014 5:24:50 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: SoCalGal- 8/30/2014 5:30:38 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: SoCalGal- 8/30/2014 9:16:40 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: SoCalGal- 8/27/2014 6:17:02 AM     Post Reply
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