It just came to my attention that a case was just sent to the WI State Supreme Court challenging a state constitutional amendment which defines marriage. Read a press release (PDF) from Wisconsin Family Council. The amendment passed in November 2006 with overwhelming public support (better than 59%).
I’m stunned. The matter in my mind had been settled in 2006. The people of my state agreed to a key traiditional value which is a foundation of this state’s, and this country’s, strength. Also, as the release notes, the recent election of a progressive Chief Justice may contribute in this attempt to thwart my vote…my voice…my state’s solid stance on what is best for our kids.
As I understand it, a ruling against the WI amendment does not automatically allow for arbitrary partners to “marry”. However, it would open the door a whole lot wider for new action by the legislature or the courts.