Wisconsin counties issuing same-sex licenses
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A canvass by The Associated Press found 49 of Wisconsin's 72 counties were issuing licenses for gay couples to marry as of Tuesday afternoon. Some are also waiving the five-day waiting period for people to get a license. Here's a breakdown of which counties are issuing licenses and which are not:
Counties issuing licenses:
Fond du Lac
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- It looks like a federal appeals court won't rule on whether to halt gay marriages in Wisconsin until at least Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb struck down Wisconsin's gay marriage ban Friday in an American Civil Liberties lawsuit. She declared the ban unconstitutional but stopped short of ordering clerks to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. County clerks across the state have started issuing licenses anyway.
This comes after a federal ruling Friday that struck down Wisconsin’s ban on gay marriage.
Rock County is one of several in the state granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples starting today.