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La Crosse LGBTQ Board Member praises ban overturn

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    Gay marriages begin in Wisconsin after ruling

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Two women have gotten married in Wisconsin after a federal judge struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriages. Renee Currie and Shari Roll, both of Madison, were first in line at the county courthouse in Madison minutes after U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb issued her ruling striking down the law. They were married on the street just a block from the Capitol. Clerks in Madison and Milwaukee began issuing marriage licenses even though there was confusion over wheth...More >>
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Two women have gotten married in Wisconsin after a federal judge struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriages. Renee Currie and Shari Roll, both of Madison, were first in line at the county courthouse in Madison minutes after U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb issued her ruling striking down the law. They were married on the street just a block from the Capitol. Clerks in Madison and Milwaukee began issuing marriage licenses even though there was confusion over wheth...More >>
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - Hundreds of couples continue to marry across the state Saturday after a federal judge struck down Wisconsin's ban on gay marriage Friday night.

County clerks in Milwaukee and Madison have opened their offices Saturday to license couples and let them exchange their vows.

This, all before an expected hold is placed on the judge's decision.

Here in La Crosse County, members of the 7 Rivers LGBTQ Resource Center say the ruling is a step towards equality for all.

Board Member Wesley White said, "My first response was what took so long? This is an issue that's been on peoples plates for along time...I think Martin Luther King Jr. said it right when he said the moral arc of the universe bends towards justice."

In Milwaukee, County Executive Chris Abele said 146 couples married before the courthouse closed at 1 p.m. Saturday.

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