Gay, married congressman still seeks state recognition
June 26th, 2013
06:50 PM ET
7 years ago

Gay, married congressman still seeks state recognition

(CNN) - As he heard Wednesday's rulings from the steps of the Supreme Court, the sole married, gay member of Congress thought about how his own marriage remains unrecognized by his home state.

"We have to be thinking about Wisconsin and the other [35] states where same-sex couples can't make end-of-life decisions, can't be notified as next of kin," Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wisconsin told CNN.


Filed under: Same-sex marriage • Supreme Court • Wisconsin
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Klink

    Few things will be right with this country until the republicans, are all ousted from positions of influence. Can't happen soon enough to suit me.

    June 26, 2013 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  2. Ed1

    The states have the right to define a marriage not the Supreme Court period.

    If you don't like the law in that state move that's all their is to it.

    June 26, 2013 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  3. Data Driven

    Yep. Enough of cafeteria-style Constitutional rights. Equality under the law for all, no matter where you live.

    June 26, 2013 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  4. Phyllis Gwendoline Williams

    Your Creator's Order is Genesis 2: 24 ; Ephesians 5: 30-32 '"A GREAT MYSTERY". All who refuse to obey (like Eve)
    will say like the rich man (Luke 16: 24)"send ? that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame".

    June 26, 2013 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |