Wis. governor says state will recognize same-sex marriages performed in June

Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.)

Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) AP

MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker says hundreds of same-sex marriages performed in June will be recognized by the state.

Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.)AP

Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.)

There had been questions over whether those marriages would be legally recognized, since they happened when the gay marriage ban was blocked only temporarily.

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of that ruling, meaning that same-sex marriages are now legal in Wisconsin.

For gay couples filed a federal lawsuit last month seeking recognition of the marriages performed in June.

Walker issued a press release Monday saying he was directing state agencies to follow the law and update forms, manuals and other documents are necessary.

His statement also said the state would be treating the licenses issued in June as valid.

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