JUSTICE, THEN CLARITY ON MARRIAGE EQUALITY
It was disappointing to be out of town late last week
and miss the long-awaited opportunity to celebrate
the beginning of marriage equality in Wisconsin.
Equal rights for gay and lesbian couple is something
this editorial board has strongly supported for a
Coincidentally, I was in New York where marriage equality
has been the law for three years now.
It was interesting to read and hear about Wisconsin's
court ruling in an environment that welcomes and supports
diversity like New York.
In fact one of our biggest regrets is how far behind
other states Wisconsin has fallen in terms of inclusion
and sending a message that all people are respected
and protected here.
But Judge Crabb's ruling has begun to change that
and we're grateful.
We're also aware that there is a need for clarity
on the ruling that will take some time.
So while it's hard to ask loving couple to wait still
longer patience is needed, at least in some counties.
But make no mistake, that clarity will come, just
as surely as justice has come for same sex couples.
Both are warmly and sincerely welcomed.