Wisconsin Marriage Equality Updates: Pizzeria Covers Newlyweds’ Bill; ACLU Files for Injunction Against Ban

Written by scott on June 10th, 2014

Wisconsin MapA couple more updates out of Wisconsin this morning.

First off, a Pizzeria picked up the tab for a gay couple celebrating their wedding.

Towleroad.com reports:

A gay Wisconsin couple likely weren’t expecting to have the day they had last Friday. First, a judge ruled the state’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. Second, they were married hours later. Third, the pizzeria they went to for their wedding dinner covered their entire bill. Christopher Graham and Andrew Capelle posted a photo on Facebook of their receipt from the Transfer Pizzeria and Cafe with a message thanking the staff: Yesterday, my husband and I could legally get married in Wisconsin. After our ceremony (and staying to witness several others) we stopped in last night for dinner to celebrate. When the check came, our server, Melissa, told us that our bill had been taken care of by the staff.

How sweet is that?

In other news, the ACLU has filed a demand for a permanent injunction against the marriage equality ban.

Joe.My.God reports:

The ACLU yesterday filed the requested demand for a permanent injunction against the enforcement of Wisconsin’s marriage ban. Defendants Scott Walker and J.B. Van Hollen, in their official capacities,and their officers, agents, servants, employees and attorneys, and all those acting in concert with them, are permanently enjoined from enforcing art. XIII, S 13 of the Wisconsin Constitution and any Wisconsin statutory provisions limiting marriage to different-sex couples, including those in Wis. Stat. ch. 765, so as to deny same-sex couples the same rights to marry that are provided to different-sex couples or to deny same-sex couples lawfully married in Wisconsin or in other jurisdictions the same rights, protections, obligations and benefits of marriage under Wisconsin law that are provided to different-sex couples.

Could marriage equality be here to stay in Wisconsin?

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