June 13, 2014
Statement on Today’s Marriage Equality Injunction Stay
MADISON – Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chris Larson released the following statement on today’s injunction stay halting marriages for same-sex couples in Wisconsin.
“After years of discrimination, many loving, committed couples were finally able to exercise their freedom to marry. Today’s stay of the previous injunction is yet another step to continue on the path towards ending state sponsored discrimination in Wisconsin. As marriage equality spreads across America, we know most of these fights for freedom are won in the court of law.
“I hope our courts embrace Wisconsin’s shared values of freedom and equality swiftly so that all couples in Wisconsin can marry whom they love. In the meantime, my Democratic colleagues and I will continue to fight for the rights and freedoms of our neighbors. No matter how much time and money Governor Walker and his out-of-touch party of yesteryear wastes, their efforts to prevent inevitable progress in favor of maintaining the discriminatory status quo in Wisconsin will not succeed against the tides of history.”