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Attorney General Candidates Stand In Opposition On Gay Marriage Ban

Schimel, Unlike Happ, Says He Would Defend Ban

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Brad Shimel, left, and Susan Happ, Right. Photos courtesy of candidates' Facebook pages.

The candidates in the race for state attorney general take opposing stances regarding the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

In Milwaukee on Tuesday, Democratic candidate Susan Happ told the Rotary Club that she does not expect the state ban to hold. She said that she believes that the U.S. Constitution should be upheld to ensure equal rights for all.

“What the United States Constitution says is that we have equal protection under the laws,” said Happ. “And so while the voters of Wisconsin did vote overwhelmingly to amend the (state) constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman, we can’t do an end-run around the United States Constitution, which says that we do not treat people differently.”

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Republican candidate for attorney general Brad Schimel has said that he would defend the state’s ban on gay marriage if elected.

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