Fight for Marriage Equality in Wisconsin Will Go On
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele released the following statement today after the United States Supreme Court voted to recognize gay marriage.
“While I believe the Supreme Court should have gone further in their rulings and explicitly upheld marriage equality as a right for all people, the Justices have made it clear that states can decide this issue on their own.
I will continue to fight for marriage equality in Wisconsin and I am confident we will soon see a day where two loving people will be able to choose whom they marry.”
Abele has been a long-time supporter of marriage equality and LGBT rights. Since being elected County Executive in 2011, he’s continued that support by establishing domestic partner benefits for Milwaukee County employees.
Press Releases Referencing Chris Abele
May 26th, 2016 by Chris Abele
"Even though MPS agrees with us that this law is not ideal, we are asking them to be open to a conversation with us about how we can implement the law in the most productive way possible."
PolitiFact Wisconsin Issues “Pants on Fire” Rating to Claim that OSPP Commissioner Wants to “Gut” MPSMay 20th, 2016 by Chris Abele
Did Means really say that? In a word: No.”
May 12th, 2016 by Chris Abele
Some schools within MPS are already utilizing a community schools model, in partnership with the United Way.
May 11th, 2016 by Chris Abele
Amid questions raised about the legality of the proposal Dr. Means and County Executive Abele sought a formal legal opinion.
May 10th, 2016 by Chris Abele
Opportunity Schools Partnership Program Launches Website to Inform Public on Proposal to Keep Funds, Students, and Employees in MPS
Apr 27th, 2016 by Chris Abele
County employees are encouraged to wear denim to work today and to share photos on social media.