The Attorney General of the US state of Wisconsin has appealed against a federal judge’s ruling which struck down the state’s same-sex marriage ban.

JB Van Hollen filed an appeal against the June ruling by District Judge Barbara Crabb.

The case, originally brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in Wisconsin, will now go to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals for consideration.

Judge Barbara Crabb on Wednesday declined a request by the ACLU to speed up the case.

The ACLU, and others, had accused Van Hollen of using stalling tactics to put of a ruling in favour of same-sex couples.

His office previously said it would file by the deadline, but would not be rushed.