La Crosse Tribune Takes a Stand
The La Crosse Tribune took an editorial stand against the ban today. Their main reason for urging a "No" vote is the far-reaching second sentence of the ban:
If a couple is in a committed relationship, why does it make sense to interfere with hospital visitation, custody of children, health insurance or retirement or other benefits? The second sentence in the amendment could affect heterosexual as well as gay couples.Read the full editorial.
The issue really is not about gay marriage. That is already banned by Wisconsin statutes. The real danger in this amendment is what would happen to any unmarried couples because of the second sentence, banning civil unions and adversely affecting relationships “similar” to marriage.