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Republican senator: Time for the GOP to quit fighting same-sex marriage

| Tuesday, June 24, 2014
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)
A Republican U.S. Senator from Wisconsin said Monday it was time for the GOP to beyond social issues such as same-sex marriage and focus on economic policy ahead of the 2014 and 2016 elections, arguing that the party should allow voters and states to enact marriage equality. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said in an appearance on...

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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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Wis. governor, Democratic challenger spar over same-sex marriage

| Monday, June 16, 2014
Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) and Democratic challenger Mary Burke
MADISON, Wis. -- Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke sparred over same-sex marriage on Monday, with Burke saying the Republican incumbent was waffling on whether he believes gay couples should be able to get married in Wisconsin. Both Burke and Walker were asked about their positions on gay marriage during separate events in Madison.

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Wis. Democrats seek federal benefits for married, same-sex couples

| Monday, June 16, 2014
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.)
MILWAUKEE -- The four Democratic members of Wisconsin's congressional delegation are asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to recognize the marriages of gay couples who recently wed in Wisconsin. More than 500 couples wed from June 6 to Friday after a federal judge declared Wisconsin's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional.

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More than 500 married, same-sex couples in Wisconsin left in legal limbo

| Saturday, June 14, 2014
Rev. Tony Larsen and his partner Craig Matheus are refused a marriage license by Racine County Clerk Wendy Christensen in the clerk's office inside the Racine County Courthouse on Friday, June 13, 2014.
MILWAUKEE -- A federal judge's order for Wisconsin officials to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses didn't address the legal status of the more than 550 gay marriages conducted in the last week, and subsequent statements by state officials have not removed the uncertainty.

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Federal judge puts same-sex marriages in Wisconsin on hold pending appeal

| Friday, June 13, 2014
Sun Prairie, Wis., residents David Tyer, left, and Wesley Radtke exchange rings as Dane County Circuit Court Judge Rhonda Lanford presides over a marriage ceremony on the steps of the City County Building in Madison, Wis. Friday, June 6, 2014.
MADISON, Wis. -- Same-sex marriages have been put on hold in Wisconsin by a federal judge who last week struck down the state's gay marriage ban as unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb's ruling Friday means that same-sex marriages, which have been taking place across the state for a week, will end while the case is pending.

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Judge suggests she will put same-sex marriages in Wisconsin on hold

| Friday, June 13, 2014
U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb
MADISON, Wis. -- The federal judge who struck down Wisconsin's ban on same sex marriage a week ago strongly suggested Friday she would put that ruling on hold, but said she likely would issue a clear order by the end of the day. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb didn't immediately rule after Friday's hearing, but hinted that she is likely to halt further marriages.

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Judge to hold hearing on Wisconsin same-sex marriages

| Friday, June 13, 2014
Rev. Tony Larsen and his partner Craig Matheus are refused a marriage license by Racine County Clerk Wendy Christensen in the clerk's office inside the Racine County Courthouse on Friday, June 13, 2014, in Racine, Wis. Racine County is one of a minority of counties in Wisconsin currently continuing to refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
MADISON, Wis. -- Both sides of the fight over same-sex marriages in Wisconsin are headed back to federal court for a hearing that could determine whether the weddings can continue. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb scheduled the hearing for 1 p.m. on Friday.

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Local resident to file lawsuit to stop Milwaukee County same-sex weddings

| Thursday, June 12, 2014
Bob Braun
MILWAUKEE — A Wisconsin man says the the legal process is moving too slowly so he’s filing a lawsuit to stop same-sex weddings in Milwaukee County, claiming that his civil rights are being violated because gay couples are marrying.

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Wis. AG threatens clerks could face prosecution for issuing same-sex marriage licenses

| Thursday, June 12, 2014
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen (R-Wis.)
MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen warned county clerks Thursday that prosecutors could charge them for issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, saying the state's gay marriage ban remains in effect despite a federal judge's ruling that it's unconstitutional.

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