The future of Wisconsin’s ban on gay marriage could be determined this year, with the US Supreme Court justices set to take up same-sex marriage cases. Those include a case regarding a ban in California, which could either uphold or overturn similar measures in states like Wisconsin.
Julaine Appling is executive director of the Wisconsin Family Council, which lobbied heavily for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage here in 2006. She says it’s time for the nation’s highest court to review the issue, and she trusts they will look at it from a prudent and rule of law point of view.
AUDIO: Julaine Appling, WFC (:18)
Appling admits she’s cautiously optimistic, given the make-up of the high court, that there will be a ruling allowing gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and other states to stay in place.
John Colbert, WIBA