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Wisconsin Gets Domestic Partnerships

Jim Burroway

June 29th, 2009

Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle signed the state budget into law today. That budget includes provisions for a Domestic Partnership registry to provide protections for same-sex couples as well as insurance rights for State employees. Protections include hospital visitation rights, inheritance rights, joint tenancy rights, and the ability to take Family Medical Leave (FMLA) to care for a sick/injured partner or non-biological/non-adopted child.

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timothy kincaid
June 29th, 2009 | LINK

this is a big deal, folks. This is the first “no marriage or anything like it” state to recognize same-sex partners on a statewide basis.

RMB
June 30th, 2009 | LINK

And done legislatively in the midwest, too.

paul j stein
June 30th, 2009 | LINK

Figures it would happen in Wisconsin, conservative, logical, level-headed residents there. No drama just results.

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