''When the people have spoken by amending our Constitution, I will abide by their command. When policy makers have ignored their words, I will not.''
The new statutory scheme is being challenged by the Wisconsin Family Council on the ground that it violates the anti-same-sex marriage amendment that was added to the state constitution in 2006. Here is an earlier blog post on the case.
Governor Doyle — who just announced that he won't run for re-election — is predictably displeased.
Is Van Hollen launching a run?
ADDED: Here's the memo written by (my UW Law School colleague) David Schwartz on the legal issue in the case: PDF. Doyle released the memo yesterday as a response to Van Hollen's decision. I have not read the memo yet.