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Wisconsin to allow domestic partnerships
2009-07-08

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Wisconsin has become the first state with a constitutional amendment banning civil unions and gay marriage to include domestic partnerships for same-sex couples, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Couples can apply for a declaration of domestic partnership starting Aug. 3.

Gay-rights advocates also contend that Wisconsin is the first Midwestern state to have its legislature establish legal protections for same-sex couples.

However, supporters of a marriage ban may file an appeal soon, arguing that this latest development creates a legal status that is on par with marriage.


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