marriage

Van Hollen: Gay marriage isn't a fundamental right

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says the U.S. Constitution's equal protection clause doesn't cover sexual orientation the same way it does gender discrimination and there's no fundamental right for gay couples to marry.

Judge puts same-sex marriages on hold

Crabb: 'I find it difficult to impose a stay ... even if the stay is only temporary'

Same-sex marriages will be put on hold in Wisconsin after a ruling from a federal judge on Friday.

AG tells DAs not to prosecute clerks

Email explains AG's position

An email sent to Wisconsin's district attorneys from Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen tells them he doesn't recommend charging county clerks for issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Gay couple denied marriage license says 'there is no good explanation'

Lafayette County among counties not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

The Curtis couple went to the Lafayette County courthouse Monday in hopes of obtaining a marriage license. The clerk was polite and kind, but in the end, Carrie and Lisa left without the document they came for.

Recent rulings place state's same-sex marriage ban in doubt

Attorney General Van Hollen acknowledges law may be struck down by federal judge

The man charged with defending the legal challenge to Wisconsin's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen acknowledges the law may likely be struck down by a federal judge.

Minn. mayor bids for Ill. gay couples' weddings

Minn. mayor in Chicago hoping to lure Illinois gay couples northward to marry, open checkbooks

The mayor of Minneapolis is coming to Chicago in hopes he can convince gay and lesbian couples to think about getting married in his city.

Minn. mayor bids for Ill. gay couples' weddings

Minn. mayor in Chicago hoping to lure Illinois gay couples northward to marry, open checkbooks

The mayor of Minneapolis is coming to Chicago in hopes he can convince gay and lesbian couples to think about getting married in his city.

Minn. mayor bids for Ill. gay couples' weddings

Minn. mayor in Chicago hoping to lure Illinois gay couples northward to marry, open checkbooks

The mayor of Minneapolis is coming to Chicago in hopes he can convince gay and lesbian couples to think about getting married in his city.

Minn. mayor bids for Ill. gay couples' weddings

Minn. mayor in Chicago hoping to lure Illinois gay couples northward to marry, open checkbooks

The mayor of Minneapolis is coming to Chicago in hopes he can convince gay and lesbian couples to think about getting married in his city.

Minn. gay marriage supporters rally at Capitol

Start push for legalization by the Legislature

Speakers included DFL lawmakers and religious leaders who say last fall's statewide defeat of a constitutional gay marriage ban cleared the way to repeal the existing state law that bars same-sex couples from marrying.