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49 Wisconsin counties now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Same-sex couples and their supporters take a "selfie"  photo at the Outagamie County Clerk marriage license office on Monday, June 9, 2014 in Appleton, Wis.
MILWAUKEE -- The latest count by The Associated Press shows clerks in 49 Wisconsin counties are issuing licenses to same-sex couples who want to get married. Hundreds of same-sex couples have wed in Wisconsin since Friday, when U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb declared the state's gay marriage ban unconstitutional.

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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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More than half of all Wisconsin counties now issuing same-sex marriage licenses

Monday, June 9, 2014
Kem Highfill, left, and Richard Rehm fill out their marriage license at county clerks office Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Madison, Wis. after a federal judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban.
More than half of the counties in Wisconsin are issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. County clerk offices in 41 of the state's 72 counties told The Associated Press on Monday that they were issuing licenses. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb in Madison struck down the ban Friday in an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit challenging the prohibition.

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Judge delays action on AG request to halt same-sex marriages in Wisconsin

Monday, June 9, 2014
Miriam Douglass, left, and Ligia Rivera react Monday, June 9, 2014 to the announcement that marriage licenses would be granted, subject to a five day waiting period, in Outagamie County, Wis. The two were given the first same-sex marriage license in the county.
MILWAUKEE -- Same-sex couples in Wisconsin convinced some county clerks to give them licenses Monday so they could wed before an expected hold on a judge's decision declaring the state's gay marriage ban unconstitutional. Other clerks, however, refused to act without an order from the court or state, which is appealing the judge's decision.

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Gay couples convince Appleton, Wis., clerk to issue marriage licenses

Monday, June 9, 2014
Appleton-WI
APPLETON, Wis. -- The county clerk in Appleton is accepting applications for marriage licenses from same-sex couples after nearly 100 people refused to leave her office without completing forms. Outagamie County Clerk Lori O'Bright initially told couples Monday morning that she would wait for direction from the state before issuing licenses to gay couples.

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Wis. Supreme Court hears challenge to state’s domestic partner registry

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. -- Conservative attorneys are trying to persuade the Wisconsin Supreme Court to wipe out the state's domestic partner registry.

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Appleton, Wis., adopts rules banning LGBT housing discrimination

Friday, September 6, 2013
TownMapsUSA
APPLETON, Wis. — Appleton becomes the third city in Wisconsin to adopt rules against housing discrimination based on gender identity.

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