Taking it to the highest court: Attorney General Van Hollen to appeal same-sex marriage ruling

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J.B. Van Hollen

J.B. Van Hollen

MADISON (AP) — Wisconsin’s attorney general says he will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a federal appellate ruling striking down the state’s gay marriage ban.

Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen’s spokeswoman, Dana Brueck, said in an email to The Associated Press that Van Hollen has always believed the case will be decided in the that court.

U.S. District Judge Barbra Crabb struck down the ban as unconstitutional in June. Hundreds of gay couples married in the week between her decision and her order staying the ruling pending appeal. Van Hollen asked the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse Crabb but the court refused on Thursday, saying the ban violates the U.S. Constitution.

Brueck says the stay remains in place until all appeals are exhausted.

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  • opinin8d

    To all those that feel it’s a waste of tax dollars….is it only a waste because you personally disagree with it?? Are we not a Nation of laws? This isn’t some local ordinance; this is an admendment to the State Constitution -something that was done legally! This goes to the heart of our country and Federal/State system. So it’s okay to ignore the laws we don’t agree with??? There’s a process to change that law…the same way this law was established. Just because a politically motivated Fed court ruled against it doesn’t mean they go it right. It’s the job of the Attorney general/State to stand up for what their State enacted.

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