Chairwoman Celebrates Ruling That Finally Brings Marriage Equality to Wisconsin
"A just society is one that will thrive."
Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic said today that a federal court decision over-turning Wisconsin’s same-sex marriage ban is “a victory for fairness in Wisconsin.”
“It is a wonderful day when history is written such that human rights are finally granted and possibly even protected. This is surely one of the most historic days in Wisconsin,” Dimitrijevic said. “This decision establishes fairness for individuals in relationships who have been waiting years for recognition of their union.”
Dimitrijevic advised that Milwaukee County Clerk Joseph Czarnezki‘s office in Room 105 of the Milwaukee County Courthouse would be open until 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The marriage license fee is $110, and for an additional $25 the five-day waiting period will be waived.
“Today Wisconsin moves forward, and we proudly join the growing list of states across the nation rejecting discrimination. I ask the Governor and Attorney General to take steps to protect the rights of all couples in Wisconsin.
“A just society is one that will thrive.”
For more information about obtaining a marriage license, contact the Clerk’s office at 278-4067.