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Gov. Walker says he approves of stay in gay marriage ruling

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MADISON (WQOW) -- Gov. Scott Walker says he agrees with a federal judge's decision to put a hold on gay marriages in Wisconsin until a higher court can rule on challenges to the state's ban.

U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb's ruling Friday means that gay marriages, which have been taking place across the state for a week, will be put on hold while the case is pending.

At a public appearance Saturday morning, the Governor Walker reiterated what he said earlier in the week, that Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen made the right move to ask for a stay in the ruling.

"Like any attorney general, it doesn't matter which party, here in Wisconsin take an oath to support the Constitution and that's what J.B. Van Hollen is doing right now, until a higher court at the Federal level tells them otherwise," Gov. Walker said. "So right now we go back to the way the law was before the change last week and we'll wait and see until the court tells us otherwise. Either through her court or the appeals court."

The judge's ruling made no mention of the status of the nearly 500 same-sex couples who married in Wisconsin in the past week. The validity of the licenses is in question.

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