same-sex marriage

Economy & Business
3:09 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

High Hopes for Businesses Catering to Same-Sex Weddings in Wisconsin


There’s lots of buzz surrounding same-sex marriage in Wisconsin. Organizers of an LGBT wedding expo in Wauwatosa hope it carries over to their event.

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Politics & Government
3:50 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Wisconsin Will Recognize Same-Sex Marriages Performed in June

Longtime couple Mary Bergeson (left) and Theresa Gallun rushed to the Milwaukee County Courthouse in June to get married.
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Hundreds of same-sex couples who rushed to wed during a short window in June, will not have to reapply for a marriage license.

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Politics & Government
12:07 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

What The Expansion Of Same-Sex Marriage Means Locally

Same-sex marriage is once again legal in Wisconsin and in four other states, when yesterday the Supreme Court declined to take up appeals overturning marriage bans.
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The Supreme Court yesterday declined to take up an appeal of a ruling overturning Wisconsin’s same-sex marriage ban, and that of four other states. 

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Politics & Government
7:09 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Supreme Court Refuses to Take Case; Same-Sex Marriage Legal in Wisconsin


Milwaukee County has begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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1:00 am
Mon September 29, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Could Decide Soon Whether to Consider Same-Sex Marriage Bans

Experts say there’s a good chance the U.S. Supreme Court will take up at least one state’s same-sex marriage ban, in the next year or two
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Voters here banned same-sex marriage in 2006. This year, federal courts overturned the ban.

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Politics & Government
5:29 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Wisconsin's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Couple getting married in Wisconsin in June 2014.
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U.S. Appeals Court in Chicago ruled unanimously Thursday that the same-sex marriage bans in both Wisconsin and Indiana are unconstitutional.

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1:30 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Arguments For and Against Wisconsin's Ban on Same Sex Marriage

Longtime couple Mary Bergeson (left) and Theresa Gallun rushed to the Milwaukee County Courthouse in June to get married
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A three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals listened to each side make its case Tuesday and sometimes responded with questions.

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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.

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Politics & Government
2:48 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Four Members of Congress Urge Feds to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages Performed in Wisconsin

Democrats, Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Reps. Gwen Moore, Mark Pocan and Ron Kind, want the Justice Dept. to recognize the marriages for federal purposes.

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Politics & Government
6:36 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Judge Halts Same-Sex Marriages in Wisconsin, While Appeals Continue

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On Friday, June 6, U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb struck down Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage. Late last Friday, she put her ruling on hold.

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