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Wisconsin AG Concedes Defeat, State Begins Issuing Marriage Licenses

Via the Associated Press: Wisconsin’s Republican attorney general is conceding the fight to preserve the state’s gay marriage ban is over. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away appeals from five states, including Wisconsin, seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages. The order immediately ends delays on marriages in those states. Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen had filed Wisconsin’s appeal in …

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WISCONSIN: Attorney General To Appeal Marriage Ban Overturn To SCOTUS

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says he will appeal today’s ruling to the Supreme Court. Van Hollen’s spokeswoman, Dana Brueck, said in an email to The Associated Press that Van Hollen has always believed the case will be decided in the that court. U.S. District Judge Barbra Crabb struck down the ban as unconstitutional in June. Hundreds of gay …

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WISCONSIN: Democrats Tell Governor To Drop Marriage Opposition

Wisconsin Democrats have sent a letter to Gov. Scott Walker and Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, telling to stop wasting state money on lawsuits to fight same-sex marriage. Fifteen Democratic state senators and 25 Democratic representatives sent letters to Walker and Van Hollen on Wednesday. Van Hollen last week appealed a federal judge’s ruling that the state’s ban is unconstitutional. …

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WISCONSIN: AG Warns That Clerks Could Be Prosecuted Over Marriage Licenses

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen today warned that county clerks could be prosecuted for issuing same-sex marriage licenses. “You do have many people in Wisconsin basically taking the law into their own hands and there can be legal repercussions for that,” Van Hollen said. “So, depending on who believes they’re married under the law and who doesn’t believe they’re …

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Editorial Of The Day

From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel editorial board: Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen feels obligated to try to block Friday’s federal court ruling overturning Wisconsin’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriages, so he asked two federal courts to stay the decision. Instead, Wisconsin authorities should follow the lead of Pennsylvania, where a Republican governor last month said he would not appeal a similar …

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WISCONSIN: US Rep. Mark Pocan Slams “Hateful” Action By State Attorney General

“For the first time, LGBT couples received the legal recognition and benefits of marriage from our state. The rights of all LGBT individuals across Wisconsin were upheld by a federal court on Friday and yet today Attorney General Van Hollen is asking a federal appeals court to stop county clerks from issuing marriage licenses.  The Attorney General’s decision to appeal …

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WISCONSIN: State Asks Seventh Circuit Court To Stop Same-Sex Marriages

As expected, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen today filed a same-sex marriage notice of appeal with the Seventh Circuit Court. Several county clerks in Wisconsin have been issuing marriage licenses since the ban was struck down on Friday by U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb, but other county clerks say they are waiting for clarification from the state. Van Hollen …

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Wisconsin AG Refuses To Defend State’s New Domestic Partners Law

Saying that legislators violated the will of the voters, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is refusing to defend his state’s new domestic partner’s law against a lawsuit brought by the Wisconsin Family Council. “When the people have spoken by amending our Constitution, I will abide by their command,” said Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, who believes the law is …

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