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updated: 9/9/2013 7:33 AM

Minneapolis mayor brings gay marriage pitch to Wisconsin

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MADISON, Wis. -- Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is bringing his gay marriage pitch to Wisconsin.

Rybak planned a Monday news conference with Madison Mayor Paul Soglin to unveil a new ad campaign inviting same-sex couples from Wisconsin to travel to Minneapolis to get legally married. Soglin plans to use the appearance to argue that Wisconsin needs to legalize gay marriage.

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Wisconsin voters passed a constitutional amendment in 2006 barring gay marriage in the state.

Rybak has made the same pitch to same-sex couples in Chicago on Friday and he also plans to do something similar in Colorado.

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