Wisconsin Bans Gay Marriage

By: Tina Stein
By: Tina Stein

Majority of Wisconsin voters want the law to decide who can get married. Voters approved a constitutional ban on gay marriage.

Natalie Friedeman says she knew she was gay at 12-years-old. Her parents accept it, allowing her to openly dabble in the dating world. And after months seeing Amanda Wilton...Friedeman says she'd like to take it one step further.

"I know that one day no matter what I'm going to another state and get married that's what I want to do with my life," Friedeman says.

But there's one less state allowing people like Friedeman to tie the knot. Wisconsin voters approved an amendment banning gay marriage. So the state's constitution will now read "marriage is a union of one man and one woman."

"If feels they're saying it's the only right way to go, but no one can determine love or a relationship," she says.

Voters in six other states also approved the ban on gay marriage. Massachusetts remains the only one that allows it. Friedeman says despite the recent decision, she's hopeful times will change.

"I think people will realize that homosexuals are people too and who they love or feel they need to be with for the rest of their lives and no one else's."

Friedeman says she wants to have kids and hopes the law will allow her to settle down with the woman she loves.

Twenty other states already have gay marriage bans in place. Illinois is "not" one of them.


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