Wisconsin Gay Marriage: Judge to Hold Hearing Friday
Both sides of the fight over same-sex marriages in Wisconsin are headed back to federal court for a hearing that could determine whether the weddings can continue.
U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb scheduled the hearing for 1 p.m. on Friday. It comes exactly one week after Crabb struck down the state’s ban on gay marriages as unconstitutional. But she did not issue any orders as to how state officials were to implement her decision.
The American Civil Liberties Union argues Crabb should order officials to let gay couples marry and to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen objects, saying that request is too broad. He wants Crabb to put her ruling on hold, which would stop marriages in the state.