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

| Monday, July 21, 2014
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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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Wis. files new request seeking full court review of same-sex marriage ruling

| Wednesday, July 16, 2014
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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 sit on the 7th Circuit but three-judge panels ...

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Wis. Democratic lawmakers ask Walker to drop same-sex marriage appeal

| Wednesday, July 16, 2014
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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 Wednesday.

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7th Circuit rejects Wis. bid to join Ind. request for full court marriage hearing

| Wednesday, July 16, 2014
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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.

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Court schedules arguments in Ind., Wis., same-sex marriage appeals

| Monday, July 14, 2014
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A federal appeals court in Chicago will hear arguments in challenges of gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana's on Aug. 13. Federal judges in both states have struck down the bans as unconstitutional. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals consolidated the Wisconsin and Indiana cases on Friday and put them on the fast track.

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Appeals court joins, fast tracks Indiana, Wisconsin same-sex marriage cases

| Friday, July 11, 2014
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CHICAGO -- A federal appeals court has combined Indiana and Wisconsin's gay marriage cases and put them on the fast track. The move Friday by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago comes a day after Wisconsin's attorney general filed a notice of appeal of a federal judge's ruling last month striking down that state's ban on same-sex marriages.

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Wisconsin AG files appeal in same-sex marriage ruling

| Thursday, July 10, 2014
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MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin has appealed a federal judge's ruling from last month striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriages as unconstitutional. Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen filed the appeal on Thursday as he indicated at the time of the original ruling he would. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb ruled on June 6 that the ban...

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Judge won’t speed up decision in request to lift same-sex marriage stay

| Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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MADISON, Wis. -- A federal judge will not speed up the briefing schedule in the American Civil Liberties Union request that she lift a stay on gay marriages in Wisconsin. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb on Wednesday said she would stick to the current schedule, which gives Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen until Thursday to file an appeal to the request...

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

| Thursday, July 3, 2014
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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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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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