Status: Limited dometic partnerships. Constitutional amendment banning marriage equality.
Limited domestic partnerships are available in Wisconsin, providing a few benefits associated with marriage. Limited domestic partnerships were passed by the legislature and went into effect in August 2009.
In Wolf v. Walker, a group of same-sex couples, represented by the ACLU, are challenging Wisconsin’s marriage ban. The plaintiffs argue that the state’s ban violates their rights to due process and equal protection under the U.S. Constitution. The couples filed suit on February 3, 2014 and we are awaiting a response from the state.