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Couples come in for licenses

La Crosse, WI (WXOW) -
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - As of Tuesday afternoon, two same-sex couples have come to the La Crosse County Clerk's Office to receive the paperwork for marriage licenses. 

Unlike places such as Madison and Milwaukee, where couples were wed shortly after the ruling overturning the state's ban on same-sex marriage, La Crosse County does not allow the waiver to be married right away. Same-sex couples have to wait five days before getting married. Surrounding counties also are sticking to the five-day waiting period rule.  

The Associated Press says clerks in 47 counties are issuing licenses The ruling by U-S District Judge Barbara Crabb did not tell counties whether or not counties should issue the licenses but some are doing it on their own. 

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is appealing the judges ruling handed down on Friday, and urging county clerks to delay implementing the ruling. 

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