WASHINGTON (WKOW) ---Statement by the President on the Supreme Court Ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act: I applaud the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act. ThisMore >>
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WASHINGTON (WKOW) --- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin made a statement to the Supreme Court Decisions on marriage equality.
"The debate over marriage equality is about fairness – about whether gay and lesbian Americans deserve to be treated just like their family members, their friends, and their neighbors. It's about opportunity – about whether every American gets to dream the same dreams, chase the same ambitions, and have the same shot at success. And it's about freedom –the freedom to love, the freedom to commit, the freedom to build a family. Most of all, it's about whether the progress our country has made will be reflected in our laws.
One thing is clear; people's views on marriage equality are changing because they believe LGBT family members, friends, and neighbors deserve to be treated like everyone else in the United States.
Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued decisions in two historic cases that reflect the progress we have all witnessed across our country. This progress is defined by the ideal that more and more Americans want to leave to the next generation a country that is more equal, not less.
The nation's highest court reaffirmed our founding belief that all Americans are created equal under the law. The Court made a strong statement for equality and freedom, overturning discrimination against gay and lesbian American citizens simply because of who they love.
While this is a huge step forward for our country, the fight to make America more equal does not end with a Supreme Court decision. There is more work to be done to fulfill the promise of freedom and equality for all – in which America becomes a place where every family's love and commitment can be recognized and respected under the law."
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Whitehall (WQOW) - Messy travel conditions did not slow down interest at a job fair today. Hi-Crush, a frac sand company set up shop in Whitehall, looking to hire. During the first few hours more thanMore >>
Messy travel conditions did not slow down interest at a job fair today. Hi-Crush, a frac sand company set up shop in Whitehall, looking to hire. During the first few hours more than 400 people showed up.More >>
Chippewa County (Press Release) - On November 25th 2013 a motorist traveling on CTH N west of the City of Chippewa Falls, in the Town of Wheaton found a weapon on the roadway in the vicinity of S-HWY 53.More >>
In event this weapon belongs to you please notify the Chippewa County Sheriff's Department.More >>
Local scores, plus highlights from girls basketball, boys basketball, and boys hockey. More >>
Local scores, plus highlights from girls basketball (La Crosse Logan vs. Chippewa Falls, River Falls vs. Altoona, La Crosse Central vs. Menomonie), boys basketball (EC North vs. La Crosse Central, Eleva-Strum vs. Fall Creek, Independence vs. McDonell, St. Croix Central vs. Elk Mound), and boys hockey (EC North vs. Menomonie). More >>
Western Wisconsin (WQOW) - Patience runs thin as the temperature drops. That helps explain new numbers about the gun deer hunt. The DNR says hunters killed more than 226,000 deer during the nine-dayMore >>
Patience runs thin as the temperature drops. That helps explain new numbers about the gun deer hunt.More >>
Eau Claire (Press Release) - Snow started falling at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Total accumulation of up to 1½ inches is expected. This snow could be mixed with rain and freezing rain. Crews willMore >>
Crews will be patrolling and salting the 85 miles of primary arterial streets as the conditions warrant.More >>
Eau Claire Co. (WQOW) - A bomb threat aimed at two local government offices ends with criminal charges for a Cadott man. A felony charge of making a bomb scare has just been filed against Thomas Danielson.More >>
A felony charge of making a bomb scare has just been filed against Thomas Danielson.More >>
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