Latest News 2010 July Wisconsin Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Wisconsin Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld the state constitution's ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions. The court ruled unanimously on the matter and that the 2006 amendment that banned both types of unions was properly put to voters in a ballot referendum. This decision was made because a lawsuit was filed against the state claiming that the referendum violated the state constitution because it addressed more than one subject and asked voters to decide two questions instead of one. In Wisconsin, same-sex couples can file to receive about 40 of the 150 legal benefits of marriage.      

Same-sex marriage matters are taken very seriously by courts and can affect your life greatly. You need to know that when you are dealing with a same-sex marriage matter that you do have rights that should be protected. You can resolve this situation in a beneficial way if your case is handled properly. It's in your best interest to make sure that your case is settled in the way that you deserve it to be.

By working with a family law lawyer, you will be able to move forward from your family matter and get your life back together. An attorney will always have your best interest in mind while fighting to protect your rights. You can count on a lawyer to know how to approach your case so that it is resolved in the best manner possible. Please take some time today to contact a family law attorney and begin discussing your case.