Sign the Marriage Equality WI Petition
 
In 2006, Wisconsin adopted a constitutional amendment banning marriage equality for all in our state. This amendment has prevented many Wisconsinites from being able to partake in the ultimate expression of love and commitment—Marriage. Further, it has left many couples and their families vulnerable to intolerance and undue hardship.
 

As Wisconsinites we share the same core values. We believe in freedom, equality, and justice for all. According to an October 2013 Marquette University Law School Poll, the majority of Wisconsinites (53%) now support the freedom to marry. Further, 17 states and the District of Columbia have already paved the way to fairness by protecting marriage equality. It is time that Wisconsin follows suit.

Wisconsin Senate Democrats have introduced a proposal that would remove our current constitutional ban on marriage equality. Our gay and lesbian family members, neighbors, friends, and co-workers deserve to be treated fairly in comparison to every other Wisconsinite. Let us support them in their goal to spend each and every day married to the person they love.

The current legislative session is slated to end in April. We encourage our Republican colleagues to join us in taking this positive step forward by removing the marriage equality ban before we finish for the year.

CLICK HERE if you would like to sign the petition in support of legislation that would remove Wisconsin’s ban on marriage equality.

You can also encourage your family, friends, and neighbors to show their support by printing a petition and circulating it throughout your community or across the state. CLICK HERE to download or print the PDF for the Marriage Equality Wisconsin Petition.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Senate's lead authors—Senator Tim Carpenter at Sen.Carpenter@legis.wi.gov or Senator Mark Miller at Sen.Miller@legis.wi.gov—with any questions you may have regarding this proposal. You can also contact Senate Democratic Leader—Senator Chris Larson—at Sen.Larson@legis.wi.gov