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Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Available in Racine County

**Updated 1 p.m. Same-sex couples can now apply for marriage licenses in Racine County. Thanks to a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court, gay marriages in Wisconsin are now legal and binding and can continue. The Supreme Court of the United States has rejected¬†appeals from five states, including Wisconsin, which clears the way for gay […]

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Gay Marriage Ban Overturned, No Weddings Until Supreme Court Ruling

Despite the Seventh Court of Appeals ruling Thursday that Wisconsin’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, same-sex couples here still can’t get married, but they are one step closer. The decision was unanimous, a story from WISN 12 News reads. The ban was overturned in June by U.S.¬†District Judge Barbara Crabb, because, she wrote, it […]

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Protesters To Picket Racine County Clerk’s Decision To Deny Gay Marriage Licenses

The LGBT Community in Racine will be protesting in front of the Racine County Courthouse at 11 a.m. Friday after Racine County Clerk Wendy Christensen decided to hold off issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples. Christensen told several couples on Monday that she would not issues the licenses until the U.S. District Court […]

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County To Wait For Court Orders To Issue Gay Marriage Licenses

Until the U.S. District Court issues an order and receives guidance from the state, Racine County officials will wait to issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples. Wendy Christensen, Racine County Clerk, ultimately has the final choice, said Racine County Executive Jim Ladwig. “It’s ultimately Wendy’s decision but that is what our corp counsel […]

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Readers Mostly Approve Overturned Gay Marriage Ban

The ban against gay marriage was overturned Friday by U.S.¬†District Judge Barbara Crabb, and county clerks in several communities kept later hours to process marriage licenses for same-sex couples and even perform some marriages. State Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen issued a statement shortly after the decision was announced reaffirming his commitment to defending the […]

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Gay Marriage Suit in Front of Judge March 27

  Eight gay couples – including one from the Racine/Kenosha area – will get their first day in court March 27 over Wisconsin’s gay marriage ban. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb set the date, according to a story in The Wisconsin Gazette, after the American Civil Liberties Union Friday filed an amended complaint and an […]

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Couples File Suit Against State’s Gay Marriage Ban

State officials may find themselves in front of a jury having to defend the state’s seven-year-old constitutional amendment banning gay marriage now that four couples have filed an official challenge in federal court. Represented in part by the American Civil Liberties Union, the couples are hoping to overturn the ban and be part of a […]

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