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Evasporque Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:23 AM
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Wisconsin SC Upholds Marriage Ban


"June 30, 2010 7:48 a.m. | Madison - A legal challenge to the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage was rejected Wednesday by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

In a 7-0 ruling, the court ruled the 2006 constitutional amendment was properly put to voters in a statewide referendum.

The court rejected a lawsuit that claimed the amendment violated a rule that limits referendum questions to a single subject. The legal challenge argued that gay marriage and civil unions were two different subjects."

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http://www.jsonline.com/newswatch/97469919.html
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racaulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:29 AM
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1. I'm not surprised.
The "single subject referendum" argument seemed to be a long shot, at best. If my memory serves me, a few years ago the Supreme Court in my state of Georgia made a similar ruling, also unanimous, on the referendum approved by voters here in 2004.

It's shameful, but there it is. :(

K&R
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Evasporque Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:53 AM
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2. people sit around me at work that voted for the ban...
I hate that.
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:04 PM
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3. Do they know they voted against you?
Do you want them to know?

Tesha
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Evasporque Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:42 PM
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4. yup...I'm out at work.
many shun my existence.

(except the few cool people and other gay folk, which there are many)


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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:10 PM
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5. I'm embarrassed by my state's shameful bigotry. n/t
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