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Wisconsin Democrats Introduce Bill To Repeal Gay Marriage Ban

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In order to repeal the ban approved by Wisconsin voters in 2006, the bill would need to pass the legislature in two consecutive sessions before being placed on a ballot for referendum, according to the Huffington Post.

This is the first push by the Wisconsin legislature to repeal the ban, a Carpenter spokesperson told the Post.

The effort to legalize same-sex marriage in the state comes after rulings by multiple judges across the country in favor of same-sex marriage, following in the footsteps of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act last summer.

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