Wisconsin Judge Says Gay Marriage Is Not Real Marriage

06.21.11 | Sarah Harnisch

On Monday, a judge in Wisconsin ruled that gay marriage does not violate the institution of marriage. He said that marriage imitation -- what happens in a gay lifestyle -- is not actual marriage, and therefore cannot break any state laws protecting traditional marriage. The case stems from a bill signed into law by the former governor Jim Doyle called the "domestic partnership scheme", where domestic partners receive declarations instead of marriage liscenses. Otherwise, the rules for getting married are basically the same. Wisconsin voters approved a bill in 2006 banning gay marriage from the state. The Alliance Defense Fund says they will appeal the judge's ruling.