Alliance Defending Freedom will be presenting oral arguments on behalf of WFA president Julaine Appling and 4 WFA board members in Appling v. Doyle before the Wisconsin Supreme Court tomorrow, Wed., October 23. This lawsuit asserts that the statewide, same-sex-only domestic partnership registry is unconstitutional because it creates a legal status that is at least “substantially similar” to the legal status of marriage, which Article XIII, Sec. 13 of the Wisconsin Constitution forbids. (This is the amendment passed by nearly 60% of the voters in 2006.
Interestingly, the justices will vote on the case in the afternoon after they hear oral arguments. Then, the majority and minority opinions will be assigned and drafted. Sometime later, usually several months, we will learn of the court’s decision and have the opinions available.
WisconsinEye will broadcast this oral argument LIVE. wiseye.org – Charter 995 – TimeWarner 363
Read Wisconsin Family Actions FAQ sheet for the Domestic Partner Registry Legal Challenge HERE.