In a tremendous victory for fairness, Governor Doyle signed domestic partnership protections into law this morning!
The bill grants important protections to same-sex couples in caring, committed relationships, including hospital visitation, end-of-life decision making, and the ability to take Family Medical Leave to care for a sick or injured partner. This makes Wisconsin the first state in the Midwest to legislatively enact protections for same-sex couples – putting the state whose motto is “Forward” back on a progressive track towards full equality.
Congratulations and thank you to all who helped make today possible! If you are in Madison, plan on joining Fair Wisconsin tonight at the Shamrock Bar at 5 p.m. to celebrate this historic achievement!
Monday, June 29, 2009
Domestic Partnership Protections Signed Into Law; Celebration This Evening
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