Gay marriage is still in limbo in Wisconsin

June 9, 2014

The march toward legalizing gay marriage across the country continued last Friday, when a federal judge declared Wisconsin’s ban on it unconstitutional. Clerks in two counties started issuing marriage licenses on Friday, according to Reuters.

However, gay marriage in Wisconsin is still in limbo. Over the weekend there were still some questions related to whether the ruling would take effect immediately. The Wisconsin judge did not include a mandate to begin issuing licenses as judges in other states have done, and the state attorney general filed an emergency motion asking the judge to stay her ruling pending appeal. The stay hasn’t yet been granted — there will be a hearing this afternoon.

Because of the legal questions, some counties are still not allowing marriages to go forward, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Here’s broader look at where that puts Wisconsin among other states in the nation:

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Just political BS.
Call it a civil union and not “marriage”
and it’s done.

Always wonderful when you classify a group as “minority”,
only to have them cry foul and want to be accepted as
“equal”.
Was not your “unequal” status (and special treatment)enough?
And I’m speaking of course of anyone who is NOT white with a penis and straight, because WE ARE the anti-Christ.

Posted by BillinSavannah | Report as abusive

How come that American government is pointing to Russia and its anti-gay law whereas, in the USA there is gay marriage ban in a wast majority of states?

Posted by Sinepar | Report as abusive