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Minneapolis mayor brings gay marriage pitch to Wis

UPDATED Monday, September 9, 2013 --- 2:55 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak wants same-sex couples in Wisconsin to get married in Minnesota.

Rybak brought his pitch to Milwaukee and Madison on Monday at a pair of news conferences to unveil new a new ad campaign inviting same-sex couples to travel to Minneapolis and get legally married. Similar ads are also being run in publications in Chicago and the mayor plans to do something similar in Colorado.

Rybak says progressive public policy is good for business and he hopes that Wisconsin will soon join Minnesota in recognizing gay marriage.

Wisconsin voters passed a constitutional amendment in 2006 barring gay marriage in the state and Republican policy makers have shown no interest in reversing that.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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Posted Monday, September 9, 2013 --- 4:58 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is bringing his gay marriage pitch to Wisconsin.

Rybak planned a Monday news conference with Madison Mayor Paul Soglin to unveil a new ad campaign inviting same-sex couples from Wisconsin to travel to Minneapolis to get legally married. Soglin plans to use the appearance to argue that Wisconsin needs to legalize gay marriage.

Wisconsin voters passed a constitutional amendment in 2006 barring gay marriage in the state.

Rybak has made the same pitch to same-sex couples in Chicago on Friday and he also plans to do something similar in Colorado.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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