July 31, 2014
Statement on Equality Court Ruling
MADISON – Senate Democratic Leader Chris Larson released the following statement on today’s ruling by the Wisconsin State Supreme Court on Julaine K. Appling v. Scott Walker:
“Everyone should have the opportunity to live their lives freely and happily, and a cornerstone of this basic right is that everyone should be afforded equal protections under our laws.
“This fundamental tenet was reinforced by Judge Crabb’s historic ruling in June against Wisconsin’s unconstitutional and discriminatory marriage equality ban.
“I’m happy the court sided with our basic rights, freedoms, and opportunities on this case today. Similarly, it’s time for Wisconsin Republicans to stop wasting our money on defending policies that promote inequality, foster discrimination, and unconstitutionally limit the rights and freedoms of our fellow Wisconsinites.”