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US: Wisconsin Attorney General expected to petition federal court to stop gay couples from marrying

Joseph McCormick June 9, 2014

The Attorney General in the US state of Wisconsin is expected this week to petition a federal court in order to stop same-sex couples from marrying 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.

He is now expected to petition a federal appeals court in an attempt to stop county clerks from issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples.

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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