Minneapolis mayor encourages Wisconsin same-sex couples to marry in Minn.
MILWAUKEE -- You don't see Wisconsin leaders encouraging people to leave the state very often, but Milwaukee County Exec. Chris Abele joined Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak in calling for same sex couples to journey into Minnesota to get married.
Mayor Rybak helped marry 46 same sex couples in one night after Minnesota passed a gay marriage law August 1st.
Both leaders want to see Wisconsin become the next state to allow gay marriage.
But the push won't come easily. Wisconsin voters said 'no' to gay marriage in 2006 with a constitutional amendment. And Governor Walker has said gay marriage issues aren't likely to come up in the near future.
Even so, Mayor Rybak wants opponents to know he sees only benefits for Minnesota.