June 13, 2014 - 4:00pm
Above, the Robert W. Kastenmeier U.S. Courthouse in Madison. Photo: Janet and Phil (CC-BY-NC-ND).
UPDATE: U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb has issued a final order that strikes down Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage, but she has also put a stay on that order.
June 13, 2014 - 3:00pm
Appleton's black population is small, but the area is rich in black history. Photo: Shutter Runner (CC-BY-NC-SA).
The city of Appleton is celebrating Juneteenth with, "Stone of Hope," a pop up museum exhibit that tells the history of the area's black community through pictures and written history.
June 12, 2014 - 6:00pm
Gov. Scott Walker. Photo: Shawn Johnson/WPR News.
Gov. Scott Walker says he continues to support Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen's fight against the court ruling that declared unconstitutional Wisconsin's same-sex marriage ban.
June 12, 2014 - 5:00pm
A couple married outside the Milwaukee County Courthouse. Photo: Light Brigading (CC-BY-NC).
At a hearing in Madison on Friday, attorneys for the state and the American Civil Liberties Union will present arguments on how to proceed now that Wisconsin's same-sex marriage ban has been found unconstitutional.
June 11, 2014 - 4:30pm
A couple gets married outside the Milwaukee County Courthouse on Saturday. Photo: Light Brigading (CC-BY-SA).
There are now 52 counties issuing same-sex marriage licenses in Wisconsin, with some county clerks still waiting until the legal landscape is clearer to issue licenses.
June 10, 2014 - 4:45pm
Above, a couple signs off on their marriage outside the Dane County clerk's office. Photo: Blue Cheddar (CC-BY-NC-ND).
An Associated Press count of Wisconsin’s 72 county clerks has found that 49 of them are issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Those who aren't issuing licenses aren't necessarily swayed by political motivations.
June 10, 2014 - 3:00pm
From cake designers to florists, weddings are an important source of income for many businesses. Photo: Blese (CC-BY-NC).
While legal uncertainty means that many same-sex wedding ceremonies are staying simple for now, wedding-oriented businesses are hoping for a windfall if unions are recognized for the long-term.
June 9, 2014 - 5:30pm
The Robert W. Kastenmeier federal courthouse in Madison. Photo: Janet and Phil (CC-BY-NC-ND).
U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb refused to issue a stay of her ruling that struck down Wisconsin's constitutional ban on gay marriage, and told the Department of Justice that if they county clerks to stop issuing marriage licenses, they should take it up in state court.
June 9, 2014 - 4:15pm
People line up to get married inside the City-County Building in Madison, where Dane County Clerk Scott McDonnell elected to issue licenses to same-sex couples. Photo: Blue Cheddar (CC-BY-NC-ND).
A federal judge struck down Wisconsin's gay marriage ban on Friday, but she didn't clarify whether marriage licenses could be issued immediately to same-sex couples -- leaving many county clerks unclear on how to proceed.
June 9, 2014 - 9:15am
Cody Houston (pictured left) married Tina Cady (pictured right) at Madison's City-County Building on Saturday. | Photo: Shawn Johnson/WPR
Hundreds of same-sex couples got married in Dane and Milwaukee counties during the weekend following a federal court ruling that struck down Wisconsin's gay marriage ban.