Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson announced today that same-sex couples who paid $100 to apply for marriage licenses there last week can receive full refunds in order to get married in another state. Three out of Wisconsin’s four neighboring states support marriage equality.
A look at the battle over same-sex marriage in Wisconsin, from the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin, which filed the lawsuit that led to this month's federal ruling in favor of marriage equality.
Madison ranked No. 10 on the Queer Index, a listing of the most LGBT-friendly cities in the United States.
The list was released by Vocativ, a "global media organization for the digital generation," and is based on a survey of the country.
PrideFest Milwaukee reported a record-breaking 31,295 people attended the three-day celebration held June 6-7 at the Summerfest grounds on Milwaukee's lakefront.
Wisconsin Democrats on June 16 asked U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples in the state for federal purposes.
Such a decision from the U.S. Justice Department would not be unprecedented.
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., on June 13, said Wisconsin deserves better than a governor and an attorney general defending discrimination.
On June 13, U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb issued a temporary stay of her ruling that overturned the state's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in Wisconsin.
Hundreds of gay couples have married in Wisconsin since June 6, when a federal judge declared the state's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
The ceremonies have largely been concentrated in Milwaukee and Madison, where county clerks kept their offices open Friday night and Saturday to issue licenses. Clerks in other counties began issuing licenses on June 9.
U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb denied Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen’s request for a stay of her decision overturning the state's constitutional amendment against same-sex marriage. That means gay couples can continue to get married in the state.
A federal judge’s order for Wisconsin officials to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses didn’t address the legal status of the more than 550 gay marriages conducted in the last week, and subsequent statements by state officials have not removed the uncertainty.
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says that county clerks issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples could be prosecuted.
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported online on June 12 on a 30-minute interview with Van Hollen, who has asked a federal court of appeals to overturn a federal district court finding that Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
Gay couples across Wisconsin rushed to wed on June 10, as more than half of the counties in the state began issuing licenses ahead of an expected hold on a ruling that the state's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional.
U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb in Madison struck down the ban on June 6 in an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit challenging the prohibition. But she didn't order county clerks to begin issuing licenses or block them from handing them out. Instead, she asked the ACLU to submit a proposed order spelling out how the organization wants her decision implemented, which the ACLU did late on June 9.
A well-known protester who says he's running against Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan because they share a last name should be kicked off the primary ballot for misleading prospective voters into thinking they were signing up to legalize marijuana, Wisconsin Republicans argued in a complaint filed last week.
The state party asked elections officials to disqualify Jeremy Ryan, the lone primary challenger to the former vice presidential candidate. In their complaint, The party argued many residents thought they were signing a marijuana petition, not one for a congressional challenger to Paul Ryan. The primary is Aug. 12.