MADISON – In response to today’s introduction of a resolution to repeal Wisconsin’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples, People For the American Way regional political coordinator Scott Foval released the following statement:
“PFAW applauds State Sen. Tim Carpenter and Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa for fighting to repeal a ban that's preventing thousands of Wisconsin families from accessing the legal protections they need to take care of each other.
“Adjoining states like Minnesota, Illinois, and Iowa have shown that marriage equality is a basic fairness issue. Wisconsinites also recognize that everyone should be treated equally in the eyes of the law.”
The repeal resolution introduced by Sen. Carpenter and Rep. Zamarripa this morning strikes constitutional amendment language, originally enacted in 2006, defining marriage as solely reserved for one man and one woman. Other states' same-sex marriage bans have recently been struck down by federal courts as violating the United States Constitution.
People For the American Way regional political coordinator Scott Foval is available for interviews with the press. To arrange an interview, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 414-455-7329 or 608-469-7876.