Wisconsin Marriage Equality Decision Could Come Any Day

Written by scott on June 6th, 2014

Wisconsin MapA decision in the Wisconsin marriage equality lawsuit could come down any day.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports:

Garth Wangemann and Roy Badger don’t want a big ceremony. No tuxedos, no receptions — just a nice dinner with a friend so the Riverwest couple can celebrate a marriage they long thought would not be recognized. Wangemann is preparing for the phone call letting himand Badger know they can get hitched, officially. “I’ll have my clothes set up so I can put them on and run out the door,” Wangemann said… While the gay community and others are hopeful U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb in Madison will overturn the gay marriage ban, others believe Crabb should let the law — passed through a constitutional amendment — stand. A decision is expected soon.

In the case of a positive decision, the next question is “will there be a stay?” A couple years ago, the answer was always “yes”, but lately, more and more of these decisions have come with days or weeks of same sex weddings before a stay is issued, if they are appealed.

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