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Federal Judge Denies Emergency Stay of Marriage Ruling Striking Down Wisconsin's Gay Ban

U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb today denied a request from Wisconsin Attorney General JB Van Hollen to immediately stay the ruling she issued on Friday striking down the state's gay marriage ban, the Journal Sentinel reports:

CrabbA federal judge here declined to press pause Monday on gay marriages in Wisconsin, allowing same-sex unions to continue for now in one group of counties around the state.

Three days after her historic ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban, U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Crabb indicated that in the coming days she is likely to grant a stay of her Friday ruling, which would block county officials around the state from issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples while her decision from Friday is appealed. But before deciding on a stay, Crabb said she wanted to hear more from the two sides in the case on its implications and set her next hearing for June 19.

Van Hollen has also filed for a stay of the ruling with the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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  1. You can see her hesitation after the Supreme Court set a very bad precedent in the Utah case.

    Posted by: simon | Jun 9, 2014 3:46:29 PM


  2. Another Republican has changed his mind. Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center) was the Senate Majority Leader in 2006.
    "I would like to think that we, as a society, possess a willingness and ability to evolve when presented with new facts and evidence," Schultz wrote in a column. "Whether we all agree in our personal worlds of faith, or even what's comfortable in our own eyes, a clear majority now feel people are entitled to basic rights and privileges regardless of orientation because it most likely affects someone we know."
    Even less stupid non-religious Repugs are seeing the writings on the wall.

    Posted by: simon | Jun 9, 2014 4:06:16 PM


  3. so sad to see these "small government" republicans navigate Democracy. They are more comfortable with Theocracy.

    Posted by: tim | Jun 9, 2014 4:17:07 PM


  4. Schultz said, "Whether we all agree in our personal worlds of faith, or even what’s comfortable in our own eyes, a clear majority now feel people are entitled to basic rights and privileges regardless of orientation because it most likely affects someone we know."

    I think it fair to note that, as a conservative, Schultz needed to see the presence of gay people near him, needed to know that his policies affected "someone we know." Liberals find it easier to see that "people are entitled to basic rights and privileges" as an abstract good, a moral principle that doesn't depend on personal awareness or advantage.

    Posted by: Chuck Mielke | Jun 9, 2014 4:20:04 PM


  5. These Republicans are almost as funny as Samantha yelling:

    "Calling Dr. Bombay! Calling Dr. Bombay! Emergency! Emergency! Come right away!"

    Posted by: Endora | Jun 9, 2014 5:49:55 PM


  6. ha ha ha..Bernard Fox,lol,that was a great sitcom

    Posted by: codyj | Jun 10, 2014 6:08:34 AM


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