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Friday, June 06, 2014

 4:37 PM 

Dems praise ruling striking down gay marriage ban

Dem party members were still trickling into the convention hall as news spread of the ruling from Judge Barbara Crabb striking down the state's gay marriage ban.

Dem Party Chair Mike Tate said the ruling was especially important to him, given his work for Fair Wisconsin to try and defeat the ban when it was put on the ballot in 2006.

"I think that as we gather here today to talk about what we're going to be able to accomplish 151 days from now, giving Wisconsin a fresh start, this is really going to add fuel to the fire of why we need to keep working hard to make progressive change. Today's a historic ruling that we are going to treat our citizens the same as just about every other state in the Midwest does. That you love who you love and have that recognized by the government is huge."

Two of the AG candidates also praised the ruling, though both said they hadn't seen the specifics since the news had literally just broken.

One member of the LGBT caucus said its members were discussing strategy when someone burst into the room screaming "We won." The caucus subsequently called it a day on the meeting given the celebratory mood.

We'll add reaction from the two openly gay members of the congressional delegation -- Rep. Mark Pocan and Sen. Tammy Baldwin -- once we can grab them; they were heading off to other interviews when WisPolitics tried to get reaction to the ruling.

UPDATE: A quote from Pocan: "I was ecstatic to hear the news, we've been seeing this happen across the country, and when states like Utah are doing this, clearly, Wisconsin is a bit behind the curve and I'm glad that now we're brought into the states that are recognizing full marriage equality."

-- By Jason Smathers


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