Gay Marriages Begin in Wisconsin

Gay marriages began in Wisconsin on Friday after a federal judge struck down the state’s ban and, little more than an hour later, clerks in Madison and Milwaukee began issuing marriage licenses to happy same-sex couples. However, Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said the ruling did not clear the way for weddings to begin and is seeking an emergency order in federal court to stop them. According to Van Hollen, confusion and uncertainty had resulted from the federal judge’s decision and the status quo must be preserved.