Senator Feingold Speaking Out Against the Ban
We've been hearing and reading lately that wherever Senator Russ Feingold goes, he mentions the importance of fighting the civil unions and marriage ban in Wisconsin.
This article talks about Senator Feingold's remarks at a recent event in California where he first discussed the federal constitutional ban, then moved on to what's happening in Wisconsin:
The constitutional amendment, Feingold told the ANGLE audience, is “mean-spirited” and he promised that if enough Democrats are elected in November to take back Congress, “we can kill these constitutional amendments forever.”
Feingold viewed it as part of his job to kill such amendments, but said it wasn’t his role to get involved beyond that—until a measure was introduced “to despoil the constitution in my state.” In addition to his unapologetic support for full marriage equality, business leaders and even the department of tourism have come out against a proposed amendment to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions in Wisconsin. Now, he said, “Wisconsin might be the state that will stop this trend,” of state measures. “This is not just an issue of states’ rights. This is one of the great civil rights issues of our day.” He asked for help for Fair Wisconsin, the organization working to defeat the measure, noting that success there will have ripple effects through the nation.
Here's the complete article from IN Los Angeles Magazine.