Wisconsin Appeals Ruling Allowing Gay Marriages Wisconsin has appealed a federal judge's ruling from last month striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriages as unconstitutional.
Wis. Gov. Says He Knew Son Was Witnessing Gay WeddingGov. Scott Walker says his 19-year-old son's decision to act as a witness at the same-sex marriage of a relative is not a policy statement. Walker was asked Tuesday about his son Alex's decision to serve as a witness to the June 9 wedding in Waukesha County.
Attorney Requests Ruling In SD Gay Marriage Case The attorney representing the six same-sex couples challenging South Dakota's gay marriage ban has asked a judge to bypass a trial and issue a ruling. Minneapolis-based attorney Joshua Newville filed the motion for summary judgment last week. In the same memorandum Newville included a response to the state's motion to dismiss the case.
Should Archbishop Nienstedt Step Down During Investigation?The fallout continues Wednesday over the news that Archbishop John Nienstedt is under investigation for sexual misconduct. While the archbishop denies the allegations, the Twin Cities Archdiocese says it has hired an outside firm to investigate the claims.
Wisconsin County To Refund Marriage License FeeAppleton-area couples who applied for marriage licenses but didn't receive them before a federal judge halted same-sex weddings will receive full refunds of their application fees.
Judge To Hold Hearing On Wisconsin Gay MarriagesBoth 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.
Wisconsin Judge Tells Same-Sex Couples To Hold OnA federal judge has scheduled a hearing on the Wisconsin attorney general's request to put gay marriages on hold in the state. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb scheduled the hearing for 1 p.m. Monday.
Wis. AG Seeks Stay Halting Gay Marriages Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has asked a federal judge to issue an emergency order halting gay marriages.
Judge Strikes Down Wisconsin Gay Marriage BanA federal judge has struck down Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage, ruling it unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb issued the ruling Friday, but it wasn't clear whether same-sex marriages could immediately begin.
Lawsuit Challenges N.D. Gay Marriage Ban Seven couples filed a federal lawsuit Friday challenging the constitutional prohibition on same-sex marriage in North Dakota, making it the last state in the country with a ban to be sued by gay couples seeking the right to marry in their home state.
State Auditor Race Gets Competitive, CombativeThe normally quiet Minnesota state auditor's race is suddenly heating up. Former Minnesota House leader Matt Entenza filed last-minute papers to run against fellow Democrat Rebecca Otto, who has been state auditor for the last eight years.
Gay ND Couples File For Minn. Marriage LicensesNearly two times as many same-sex couples from North Dakota have filed for marriage licenses across the border in Clay County than Minnesotans have.
Same-Sex Marriage In Minn. Turns 1It has been one year since same-sex marriage became legal in Minnesota. Gov. Mark Dayton signed the Freedom to Marry Act into law on the steps of the Capitol. The moment was met with cheers and a flood of emotions from thousands at the event.
School District Apologizes For Gay Marriage VideoThe Janesville School District superintendent has issued a public apology for the showing of a video she describes as pro-gay marriage. The Wisconsin State Journal reports in April, Craig High School's Gay-Straight Alliance showed "Kids React to Gay Marriage."
Mpls. Mayor Officiates Wedding For 2 S.D. WomenA South Dakota couple got to say their "I Dos" Saturday afternoon in Minneapolis. They're hoping their ceremony will help change a policy in their home state. "Congratulations to this fabulous couple. Twenty-seven years together. Twenty-seven years of family. Twenty-seven years of love and commitment," Mayor Betsy Hodges said at the ceremony.