MILWAUKEE — Gay couples seeking marriage licenses were turned away in some Wisconsin counties Monday, with clerks waiting for guidance from the courts or state government before accepting applications.
Hundreds of couples married over the weekend in Milwaukee and Madison after a federal judge declared Wisconsin's ban on gay marriages unconstitutional. County clerks in the state's two largest cities extended office hours to allow couples to take advantage of what most believe will be a narrow window before the judge's decision is put on hold.
U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb has scheduled a 1 p.m. hearing on Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen's request for an emergency stay to keep more licenses from being issued. Van Hollen also has appealed Crabb's decision to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and asked it for a stay.
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