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Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz Speaks Out On California Gay Marriage Ruling

August 5, 2010

Madison’s Mayor Dave Cieslewicz commented today on the major ruling regarding gay marriage that was handed down yesterday in California.  Our mayor is correct!  I hope that more elected officials around Wisconsin can find within themselves the same level of moral fiber and confidence to make statements along these lines.

The open discrimination against gay couples is a mar on American ideas of justice, equal treatment and fair play. It seems to me and, if the polls are any indication, most Madisonians that if people want to form stable households and create caring families, that’s a good thing for our community.

The fact that it’s not just liberal Madison coming to this conclusion but principled conservatives as well is a sign that a good marriage is forming to create a national consensus that it’s time for the discrimination to end.

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