Minneapolis mayor brings gay marriage pitch to Wisconsin
Yona Gavino and Jaclyn Brandt
CREATED Sep. 9, 2013 - UPDATED: Sep. 9, 2013
MILWAUKEE - Lori Sieckert and Lori Marks have been engaged a long time.
"You know, Laurie and I did the biggest commitment of all by having two children together, so I can't think of anything that trumps that commitment to one another," notes Lori Sieckert.
Still, they'd love to make it official in front of their family and friends. So they're waiting and hoping for a hometown wedding.
"Oh yeah, it's totally heartbreaking to not have that in Wisconsin," says Laurie Marks.
Minnesota legalized same-sex marriage on August 1. A new ad campaign called "Marry Me in Minneapolis" is about equality and economics.
The campaign could bring millions of tourism dollars to Minneapolis. But the city's mayor hopes it's only temporary - until Wisconsin legalizes same-sex marriage.
"So this will ripple through the whole economy for a long time," explains Mayor Rybak. "And my goal is to take that advantage away from Minnesota."
Until then, Marks and Siekert will wait. After all, they're already committed for a lifetime.