September 4, 2014
Statement from Senate Democratic Leader Chris Larson on Affirmation of Marriage Equality in Wisconsin
MADISON– Wisconsin Senate Democratic Leader Chris Larson released the following statement on today’s ruling by the 7th Circuit Court that affirms marriage equality in Wisconsin:
“Today, love wins once again in Wisconsin. The 7th Circuit Court’s ruling paves the way for the freedom to marry in our state and bulldozes legally and morally unjust barriers to equality that Wisconsin Republicans callously continue to uphold.
“Everyone deserves the right to marry the person they love. This is a basic freedom that should not be denied to anyone, as all of our neighbors and families should have the opportunity to live their lives freely and happily by having protections under our laws.
“It’s now time for Wisconsin Republicans to stop wasting taxpayer money attacking thousands of loving couples in Wisconsin who just want to protect and provide for their families. Especially after today’s ruling, no longer should our state promote inequality, foster discrimination, or unconstitutionally limit the rights and freedoms of our fellow Wisconsinites.”