06/10/2014

Photo: Wis. cops deliver cakes to gay couples celebrating ban lift

A photo capturing police in Wisconsin delivering wedding cake to same-sex couples outside city hall has gone viral

By PoliceOne Staff

MADISON, Wis. — A photo capturing police in Wisconsin delivering wedding cake to same-sex couples outside city hall has gone viral.

The Capital Times reports the image was captured shortly after a District Court ruling Friday that lifted the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Officers Matt Kenny and Zach Kimbrew, witnessing the large number of wedding celebrations taking place, decided get cakes with an off-duty officer, Sue Carnell, who was with her partner at city hall celebrating the event.

Carnell’s partner snapped the photo of 3 Madison police officers as they arrived with the surprise cakes to celebrate the occasion, according to the report.

The photo was posted to Twitter and immediately went viral.

"It's a beautiful moment to be able to have your constitutional rights. I'm in that business. That's what I do. I work every day to make sure everybody's constitutional rights are protected. And here's a moment where I feel like my constitutional rights are also now being stood up for,” Carnell said. 

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