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New campaign launched to build support for marriage equality in Wisconsin

| Thursday, August 7, 2014
Wis-Unites
MADISON, Wis. -- Gay rights advocates have launched a new website to build support for same-sex marriage in Wisconsin. The American Civil Liberties Union’s Wisconsin chapter along with Fair Wisconsin, a gay rights organization, and Freedom to Marry, a national organization pushing for gay marriage...

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Plaintiffs in Wis. marriage appeal: ‘Ban serves no rational government purpose’

| Monday, August 4, 2014
Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. — Plaintiffs for eight same-sex couples who challenged Wisconsin’s gay marriage ban are telling a federal appeals court that the ban denies same-sex couples legal protections and serves no rational government purpose. The American Civil Liberties Union made the arguments in a brief filed with the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday.

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ACLU objects to Wis. request for full court hearing on gay marriage ruling

| Monday, July 21, 2014
ACLU-Wis
MADISON, Wis. -- Gay couples challenging Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriages are objecting to the state's request that the full 7th Circuit Court of Appeals hear arguments in the case. American Civil Liberties Union attorneys representing eight same-sex couples challenging the ban filed an objection Monday to the state's request that the entire appeals court ...

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ACLU asks federal judge to lift stay in Wisconsin same-sex marriage ruling

| Thursday, July 3, 2014
Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. -- The American Civil Liberties Union has asked a federal judge to lift a stay on same-sex marriages in Wisconsin. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb found the state's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional in an ACLU lawsuit June 6, sending same-sex couples rushing to courthouses to marry.

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More lawsuits expected in Wisconsin over recognition of same-sex marriages

| Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Mel Freitag, left, and Amber Sowards, of Madison, Wis., get married by Daniel Floeter, family court commissioner, outside the City-County Building on Friday, June 6, 2014, in Madison after a federal judge struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Sowards, who is six months pregnant, has been with Freitag for six years.
MADISON, Wis. -- Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union in Wisconsin are looking at whether to file lawsuits on behalf of same-sex couples who got married after a federal judge struck down the state's ban on gay marriages.

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Federal appeals court wants briefs in Wis. same-sex marriage stay request

| Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Natalie, left, and Heather Starr, with their daughter Libby, say their vows in front of Rev. Roger Bertschausen on the steps of the Outagamie County administration building on Monday, June 9, 2014 in Appleton, Wis. They are the first same sex couple to be married in the county.
MADISON, Wis. -- It looks like a federal appeals court won't rule on whether to halt same-sex marriages in Wisconsin until at least Wednesday. Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has asked the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to issue an emergency stay to halt same-sex marriages while he appeals.

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ACLU urges judge to reject stay request in Wis. same-sex marriage case

| Saturday, May 31, 2014
Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. — The American Civil Liberties Union is urging a federal judge to reject Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen’s request to stay any future ruling striking down Wisconsin’s gay marriage ban.

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Wis. AG makes stay request in same-sex marriage challenge

| Friday, May 23, 2014
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen (R-Wis.)
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen asked a federal judge on Friday to place on hold any future order she may make that would strike down the state's ban on gay marriage, the second time this week the Republican expressed doubt in the state's chances to succeed in defending the law.

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Judge limits lawsuit to officials who are blocking plaintiffs’ access to marriage

| Thursday, May 1, 2014
Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. -- A federal judge has dismissed three defendants from the American Civil Liberties Union's lawsuit challenging Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage.

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Wis. governor wants judge to delay lawsuit challenging gay marriage ban

| Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.)
MADISON, Wis. — Attorneys representing Republican Gov. Scott Walker's administration have asked a federal judge to either delay a lawsuit challenging Wisconsin's gay marriage ban or stay out of the case completely.

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