Kraft talks gay marriage with Milwaukee Public Radio

Prof. Emeritus Michael Kraft again weighed in on the possible election effects of Wisconsin’s recent gay marriage news, speaking with Milwaukee Public Radio’s Bob Bach for a story that aired Friday (June 13). Same-sex marriage is unlikely to be among the top issues in this fall’s election, Kraft said, as Democrats embrace the news and Republicans likely ignore or oppose it as a way of appealing to their base. Kraft also told Bach that county clerks who registered gay couples to marry should be on solid legal ground. “It is a legal decision and there would have to be compliance, unless it is overturned by a higher court,” Kraft said. His interview was recorded prior to U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Crabb’s Friday afternoon decision to put same-sex marriages on hold in the state. You can read the story online and listen to additional audio, click here.