Wisconsin University Grants Appeal For Gay Spouse’s In-State Tuition

A month ago, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee cited the state’s ban on same-sex marriage to deny in-state tuition rates to the same-sex spouse of medical resident Dr. Robert Schneidewend. Upon appeal, UWM officials have reversed their position and decided to grant Schneidewend’s husband, Jorge Quintero, admission to the school’s arts program, where the talented dancer has already been cast in the school’s spring musical. The couple, who legally married in New York, credits Equality Wisconsin for advocating on their behalf .