Wisconsin AG says he will appeal same-sex marriage ruling to U.S. Supreme Court


Wisconsin Attorney General says he will appeal same-sex marriage ruling to U.S. Supreme Court

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen (R-Wis.)

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen (R-Wis.)

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin’s attorney general says he will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a federal appellate ruling striking down the state’s same-sex 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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