Wisconsin Unites for Marriage to advocate for the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Wisconsin

On Thursday, August 7, plaintiff couples, community and religious leaders, and other supporters of the freedom to marry for all loving couples will gather in Appleton, Eau Claire, La Crosse, Madison and Milwaukee to announce a new coalition formed in the wake of the U.S. District Court ruling in June that ruled the state’s ban on recognizing the marriages of same-sex couples is unconstitutional.

ACLU of Wisconsin, Fair Wisconsin, and Freedom to Marry are joining forces to launch Wisconsin Unites for Marriage—a public education campaign with the goal of winning the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in our state.


MADISON – 10:00 AM, City County Building, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Madison
Confirmed speakers: Judi Trampf and Katy Heyning (plaintiff couple), Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell

 – 10:00 AM, Houligan’s, 415 S. Barstow Street, Eau Claire
Confirmed speakers: Virginia Wolf and Carol Schumacher (plaintiff couple), Rev. Julianne Lepp

 – 2:00 PM, RiverHeath, 1155 Banta Place, Appleton
Confirmed speakers: Lisa and Berri West, Rev. Roger Bertschausen, Appleton Mayor Tim Hanna, Aimee Zaleski of KC Pride (Kimberly-Clark)

 – 2:00 PM, City Hall, 400 La Crosse Street, La Crosse
Chris and Michelle Olson, Rev. Mark Jolivette, State Senator Jennifer Shilling

MILWAUKEE – 2:00 PM, Plymouth Church, 2717 East Hampshire Street, Milwaukee
Confirmed speakers: Roy Badger and Garth Wangemann (plaintiff couple), Rev. Andrew Warner

Additional speakers will be added in each location as they are confirmed.