A federal judge in Wisconsin says she is lifting her hold on an order allowing same-sex marriages to take place in Wisconsin. Judge Barbara Crabb declared Wisconsin’s ban on gay marriage unconstitutional in June, but she put her ruling on hold a week later while the state appealed. The hold was set to expire as soon as appeals ended.
A civil rights group has filed a lawsuit seeking recognition of gay couples who married in June after a judge struck down Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage.
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a ruling that the state’s gay marriage ban is unconstitutional.
Wisconsin has appealed a federal judge’s ruling from last month striking down the state’s ban on same-sex marriages as unconstitutional.
Both sides in the fight over same-sex marriages in Wisconsin are headed back to federal court Friday afternoon for a hearing that could determine whether the weddings can continue. The hearing before U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb comes exactly one week after she struck down the state’s ban on gay marriages as unconstitutional.
A federal judge has sentenced a former Minnesota man to 6½ years in prison without parole for bilking investors out more than $2 million.
A federal judge has sentenced three Mexican nationals to prison for conspiring to grow marijuana in the Chequamegon – Nicolet National Forest in northwestern Wisconsin.