A group of community leaders.
and individuals are speaking out in support for same
sex marriage in Wisconsin.
The *Wisconsin Unites for Marriage coalition* launched
They held press conferences across the state.
including here in La Crosse.
It comes about two months after the state's constitutional
ban on gay marriage was struck down.
The speakers included an openly gay college student.
a woman in a same sex relationship for the past 32
and a local pastor.
Every person in every family is deserving of the same
dignity and respect.
I'm speaking out today in the hope that all people
of Wisconsin understand justice to mean that all familes
recieve the respect of equal legal protections.
A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments on
the case in about three weeks.