A Christian family group in Wisconsin has lost its bid to skip the lowest court trial process and take their objection about the state’s domestic partners law directly to the state supreme court.
The court offered no explanation in an order issued Tuesday. The registry offers gay couples legal benefits. More than 900 couples have signed up since it went into effect in August. Wisconsin Family Action, a conservative group, filed a lawsuit in July claiming the registry violates the state constitution’s ban on gay marriage and civil unions. The group asked the state Supreme Court to take it up directly without going through trial or appeals courts because of the issue’s statewide significance.
Lawyers for Wisconsin Family Action say they’ll start over at the bottom. Like everybody else has to.