Wednesday, January 18, 2006

How amendment would do real damage

This is the kind of argument for fairness and equality that may resonate with Wisconsin voters.

Patrick Flaherty explains what the proposed constitutional amendment to ban same sex marriages and civil unions could mean to those who already have domestic partnerships recognized by their employers:

...[T]he proposed ban on civil unions and marriage progressing through the Wisconsin legislature could threaten Milwaukee’s domestic partner registry if the amendment passed and a court found that the registry created a legal status too “substantially similar to that of marriage.” She couldn’t understand why her government would try to take away her family’s ability to see a doctor. I find that when Milwaukee-area staff and volunteers get a chance to talk to voters about how far the amendment goes and how it hurts Wisconsin families in their communities, most voters agree with Teresa that we must vote no on discrimination.


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