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Scott Walker: Gay Marriage In Wisconsin Won't 'Be Addressed Anytime Soon'

Huffington Post
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August 6, 2013

Don't expect Wisconsin to take any steps toward marriage equality in the near future, Gov. Scott Walker (R) said at a weekend conference in Milwaukee.

"To change anything in the constitution ... it requires two consecutive sessions of the legislature, and ultimately, a vote of the people,” Walker said, noting that Wisconsin voters adopted a gay marriage ban to the state constitution in a 2006 vote. “I just don't see that as being anything that's going to be addressed anytime soon."

Walker previously faced pressure on the issue from Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) at the National Governors Association meeting. Quinn suggested that Walker should help ensure that same-sex couples have equal rights throughout the region. Minnesota began conducting same-sex weddings last week, and Quinn has said he'd sign a same-sex marriage bill that recently stalled in the state legislature.