June 6, 2014
Statement of Senate Democratic Leader Chris Larson on Today’s Marriage Equality Court Ruling
MADISON – Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chris Larson released the following statement on today’s federal court ruling overturning Wisconsin’s ban on marriage equality.
“For eight years, Wisconsin’s constitution has been complicit in discriminating against its own citizens. But today, Wisconsin is once again moving toward the right side of history. I’m proud we have finally joined other states in protecting the freedom of every person to marry who they love, regardless of sexual orientation.
“Wisconsin’s Republican leadership needs to recognize that change is inevitable and that unless they change too, history will embarrass them. I ask them to work with us to do what is right. As legislative leaders, we have the opportunity to strengthen families and communities by amending our constitution to erase the black mark of discrimination that smears its integrity.”