US: Federal judge to consider putting same-sex marriage on hold in Wisconsin
A federal judge has scheduled a hearing following the Attorney General of Wisconsin’s request to put on hold same-sex marriage in the state.
US District Judge Barbara Crabb struck down the state’s same-sex marriage ban on Friday, and did not stay her own ruling, allowing same-sex couples to marry immediately.
However, Republican Attorney General J B Van Hollen asked Judge Crabb to stay her own ruling to stop gay and lesbian couples from marrying in the state.
Responding to the emergency request, Judge Crabb has scheduled a 1pm hearing on Monday.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which filed the lawsuit on behalf of eight couples, has urged same-sex couples to continue marrying, despite fears that a marriage ban could be put back in place.
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