Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wisconsin marriage amendment goes to black robes

by Charlie Butts,

Yet another state is finding its marriage amendment going to its Supreme Court.

Eighteen months ago, 59 perceont of Wisconsin voters approved a state constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Now a group of seven justices will decide if that amendment meets the state constitutional requirement of a single-issue amendment. Julaine Appling of Wisconsin Family Council explains.

"The Supreme Court of Wisconsin has determined that they will consider whether or not Wisconsin's marriage amendment, that was passed by nearly 60 percent of the electorate back in November of 2006, is constitutional," she says.

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