Fortunately, two recent developments may assist these couples. A number of municipalities around the state have also passed domestic partnership ordinances that provide some additional protections. However, Gov. On 17 Septemberthe Wisconsin Supreme Court declined to determine whether state domestic partnership legislation violated the Marriage Amendment to the state constitution by creating a legal status substantially similar to marriage for unmarried individuals until an appeals court has heard the case [R4.
A spouse can sue for damages for wrongful death, lost financial support and loss of companionship. Madison Dade [L3. If one spouse fails to provide support, the other can file an action to compel it.
In Junethe Wisconsin supreme court rejected a case brought by an antigay activist who claims that an LGBT rights group defamed him [R1. First, if Wisconsin should ever be required to recognize these marriages by either state constitutional amendment or by a U.
Scott Walker, who is also eyeing a presidential bid inhas said he plans to steer clear of contentious social issues in order to focus on the economy. Skip to main content.
You can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. Businesses in Wisconsin that serve the public may not refuse someone service because of their sexual orientation or marital status. Will a Wisconsin marriage be recognized by other states?
Anyone who was widowed or divorced after ten years of marriage is entitled to their spouses' Social Security benefits.
Van Hollen, also a Republican, has refused to do so. State :. On 04 September , the the Seventh Court of Appeals unanimously upheld lower court rulings finding bans against same-sex marriage unconstitutional [C2. The Court denied a request by the States for an en banc member hearing, that will be before the customary 3-judge panel [R2.
Finally, what if one spouse decided to marry again on the theory that the first marriage was never recognized in Wisconsin? On 22 August , the Group Insurance Board that oversees insurance for state employees reportedly voted to cover sex reassignment surgery and related treatments for transgender people seeking to match their sex to their gender identity.