The State Supreme Court has agreed to review a challenge to a constitutional amendment that bans gay marriage.
The court announced on Thursday it will review a case brought by William McConkey.
The UW-Oskosh political science professor filed a lawsuit challenging the 2006 amendment on the grounds that it was improperly put before voters. McConkey argues the ballot question not only asked voters to ban gay marriage, but also any "similar" legal arrangement such as civil unions. He says the question was unconstitutional because the issues should have been put to voters separately.
A Dane County judge initially rejected the case. The District Four Court of Appeals earlier this year asked the Supreme Court to take it up, because of the significant statewide impact of the lawsuit.