MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9: Minneapolis Mayor Rybak to Invite Same-Sex Wisconsin Couples to Marry in Minneapolis
WHAT: The Mayorof Minneapolis,R.T. Rybak, will unveil a new ad campaign that will run in Madison-area publications that invites same-sex couples from Madison and across Wisconsin to travel to Minneapolis to get legally married. Madison Mayor Paul Soglin will join Mayor Rybak to argue that this campaign points to the need to enact marriage equality in Wisconsin.
Mayor Rybak is a long-standing advocate for the freedom for all couples to marry and was a leader in the fight to enact marriage equality in Minnesota. He strongly encourages Wisconsin to reverse course and pass the freedom to marry for all couples — but until that happens, he wants same-sex Madison and Wisconsin couples to marry in Minneapolis.