Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate on the news that the United States Supreme Court rejected an appeal from the state of Wisconsin, and four other states, who sought to preserve their bans on marriage equality.

“Today we call on Governor Walker to not just say he won’t stand in the way of equality, but to take action to reassure all Wisconsin families that he won’t oppose their constitutional right to equality.

“Scott Walker must state clearly and unequivocally that he will do everything in his power to enforce the law of the land and ensure that every Wisconsinite is free to marry the person they love – and he must back those words up with strong actions.

“It’s time for Scott Walker and Brad Schimel to stand down and let marriage equality be the law of the land in Wisconsin.”