A federal judge Friday struck down Wisconsin's same-sex marriage ban, prompting dozens of couples to immediately seek marriage licenses in Dane and Milwaukee counties despite confusion over whether the law was still in effect.
"Quite simply, this case is about liberty and equality, the two cornerstones of the rights protected by the United States Constitution," U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb wrote in her Friday ruling.
In her order, Crabb gave the plaintiffs until June 16 to submit a proposed injunction describing "in reasonable detail ... the act or acts restrained or required" and gave the state a week after that to reply.
But Dane County clerk Scott McDonell and Milwaukee County executive Chris Abele began issuing licenses soon after the ruling was released Friday.
also, bless the reporter, so excited for the couples lol