Constitutionality of Doyle’s domestic partner registry in question

Wisconsin State Journal
April 12, 2009

Gov. Jim Doyle's proposal to create a statewide domestic partner registry for same-sex couples would be unique in the nation if it becomes law and survives an expected legal challenge, experts and advocates said. That's because no state that both bans gay couples' marriages and prohibits other legal recognition of same-sex relationships -- as Wisconsin does -- allows domestic partnerships or civil unions. [Link]