Wolf and Schumacher v. Walker
Wolf and Schumacher v. Walker is a federal court challenge, filed February 3, 2014, in U.S. District Court in Madison, Wis., by the the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Wisconsin on behalf of four same-sex couples who wish to marry in Wisconsin or are seeking recognition for their legal out-of-state marriages.
On June 6, 2014, the Court granted judgment in favor of Plaintiffs, concluding that the state’s marriage bans violate both the fundamental right to marry and equal protection. On June 13, 2014, the Court entered its final judgment and injunction, but stayed the injunction pending appeal. On July 10, 2014, the state filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. On July 11, 2014, the Court ordered briefs to be filed by Aug. 4, 2014. Arguments are scheduled for Aug. 13, 2014.
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Thirteen lawyers and a team of paralegals spent 2,393 hours on the case; they say the large costs are due to the state's vigorous defense of the ban. [...]
MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin's Republican attorney general is conceding the fight to preserve the state's same-sex marriage ban is over. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away appeals from five states, including Wisconsin, seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages.
MADISON, Wis. -- A federal appeals court on Wednesday stayed a ruling that Wisconsin's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this month upheld U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb's June ruling that the ban violated gay couples' equal protection rights.
CHICAGO -- A U.S. appeals court ruled Thursday that same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana violate the U.S. Constitution, in another in a series of courtroom wins for marriage equality advocates. The unanimous decision by the three-judge panel of the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago [...]
CHICAGO -- Federal appeals court judges considering whether to uphold gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin reserved their toughest questions for the states, asking how the bans help society, especially children of same-sex couples. A three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin attorneys have asked the entire 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to hear their arguments on upholding the state's gay marriage ban. Federal judges have struck down bans in both Wisconsin and Indiana. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals consolidated both states' appeals last week. Ten judges [...]
MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin Democrats are asking Gov. Scott Walker and fellow Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen to drop their defense of the state's gay marriage ban, arguing it's a waste of money. Fifteen Democratic state senators and 25 Democratic representatives sent letters to Walker and Van Hollen on [...]
MADISON, Wis. -- A federal appeals court has rejected Wisconsin's initial bid to join Indiana in seeking a full-court hearing on the two states' bans on same-sex marriage. But the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals said Tuesday that Wisconsin could file its own request.