Federal Judge Schedules Monday Hearing Over Stay on Wisconsin Gay Marriage Ruling
U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb, who struck down Wisconsin's ban on gay marriage, has scheduled a hearing at 1 pm on Monday over Atttorney General JB Van Hollen's request for a stay of the ruling.
Meanwhile, gay couples in Wisconsin have been marrying in droves, the Journal Sentinel reports:
Rock County officials announced Sunday that the county clerk will issue marriage licenses Monday to all qualified couples, joining clerks in Milwaukee and Dane counties. Between Friday evening and Saturday afternoon, 283 same-sex couples in Wisconsin's two largest cities obtained marriage licenses — 146 in Milwaukee and 137 in Madison.
Same sex-couples lined up in other counties in Wisconsin early Monday, only to be turned away. In Outagamie County, the clerk refused to issue the licenses to three same-sex couples who applied for marriage licenses Monday, saying she was waiting for guidance from the state vital records offices, according to Post-Crescent Media.
In Brown County, a small group of people waited outside the clerk's office for marriage licenses, Press-Gazette Media reported, but they, too, were told they would have to wait while county officials sought further guidance from the state.
UPDATE: Attorney General JB Van Hollen has also appealed the ruling to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, asking it for a stay as well.