Gay Marriage Ban Passes Senate

By: Carrie Hutton
By: Carrie Hutton

Two Democratic Senators from Central Wisconsin voted against the same sex marriage ban, but it passed the Senate early today anyway.

A proposed amendment to Wisconsin's State Constitution prohibits civil unions.

Senators Russ Decker and Julie Lassa voted it down. However, on a vote of 20 to 13, the amendment passed early Friday.

The controversial same-sex amendment still needs to be approved by both houses in the next session of the Legislature. It would then have to be approved by voters in a referendum.

It could be on the ballot by July of 2005.

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