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4:50 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Federal Appeals Court Sets Date For Wisconsin Gay Marriage Arguments

A federal appeals court in Chicago will hear arguments in Wisconsin's same-sex marriage case.

Lawyers will argue the constitutionality of Wisconsin's same sex marriage ban next month.  The 7th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals Friday rescheduled arguments to hear both Wisconsin's and Indiana's appeals for Aug. 26. 

Federal judges overturned each state's gay marriage ban in separate rulings.  When both states appealed, the 7th Circuit combined the cases.

The court also denied requests that the states' appeals be heard before the full 10-member court instead of a three-judge pael, as is customary.

Hundreds of same-sex couples were married in both states, after the bans were overturned and before stays were issued