Federal judge schedules hearing on gay marriages in Wisconsin - WXOW News 19 La Crosse, WI – News, Weather and Sports |

Federal judge schedules hearing on gay marriages in Wisconsin

Posted:
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A 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. It's in response to an emergency request filed Friday night from Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen.

Crabb ruled Friday that the state's ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional, leading clerks in Milwaukee and Madison to start issuing licenses to gay couples.

But Van Hollen believes that is premature given that Crabb's ruling didn't specifically tell county and state officials whether they could issue licenses.

Van Hollen is also expected to seek an emergency stay of Crabb's order in federal appeals court.

Most Viewed Content

Stories
Videos

What's on WXOW tonight

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WXOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Theresa Wopat at 507-895-9969. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.