Wisconsin’s constitutional amendment banning gay marriage is under fire, after a federal lawsuit was filed this week that seeks to overturn the provision adopted by voters in 2006. Despite the court case, Governor Scott Walker says he does not see any real push in Wisconsin to overturn the amendment and he has not heard any “significant movement” across the state to change the provision. If there was, he says it would ultimately be an issue that’s up to voters decide anyway.
The state Department of Justice will defend the state from the lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of four same sex couples. Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has already said he is ready to “vigorously defend” the ban.
If the amendment were to be overturned, either in court or through a statewide vote on repealing it, Walker says the issue is something he would look at. However, he says that he’s “obligated” to uphold the ban for as long as it’s a part of the state’s constitution.
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