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Hey Wisconsin marriage ban: FUCK OFF

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Hey Wisconsin marriage ban: FUCK OFF

Postby TheBookPolice » Fri Jun 06, 2014 3:58 pm

"I conclude that the Wisconsin laws prohibiting marriage between same-sex couples interfere with plaintiffs’ right to marry, in violation of the due process clause, and discriminate against plaintiffs on the basis of sexual orientation, in violation of the equal protection clause."


http://www.channel3000.com/news/court-o ... n/26370048

Pridefest in Milwaukee this weekend is gonna be bonkers.
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Re: Hey Wisconsin marriage ban: FUCK OFF

Postby minicat » Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:07 pm

this is a rainbow of sunshine after a crappy week... thank you, Judge Crabb.
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Re: Hey Wisconsin marriage ban: FUCK OFF

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:16 pm

From the ruling:
"This case is not about whether marriages between same-sex couples are consistent or inconsistent with the teachings of a particular religion, whether such marriages are moral or immoral or whether they are something that should be encouraged or discouraged. It is not even about whether the plaintiffs in this case are as capable as opposite-sex couples of maintaining a committed and loving relationship or raising a family together. Quite simply, this case is about liberty and equality, the two cornerstones of the rights protected by the United States Constitution."
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Re: Hey Wisconsin marriage ban: FUCK OFF

Postby snoqueen » Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:06 pm

Wisconsin public radio says Dane County is issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples this evening at the courthouse.
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Re: Hey Wisconsin marriage ban: FUCK OFF

Postby fennel » Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:12 pm

snoqueen wrote:Wisconsin public radio says Dane County is issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples this evening at the courthouse.
And open 'til 9 p.m.

Makes one want to get married whatever the circumstances, no? What fun!
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Re: Hey Wisconsin marriage ban: FUCK OFF

Postby Steve Vokers » Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:37 pm

Fucking A!!!!!

The good guys win a round for a change.
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Re: Hey Wisconsin marriage ban: FUCK OFF

Postby ilikebeans » Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:44 pm

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It's a shame Wisconsin couldn't be a leader on this issue, but it's not surprising in today's climate.

Regardless, I'm ecstatic! Hearty congratulations to all the couples that finally won't have to worry about hospital visitation, inheritance, tax laws, social security benefits, veteran and military benefits, health insurance, immigration law, estate planning, death benefits, child custody...
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Re: Hey Wisconsin marriage ban: FUCK OFF

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:46 pm

There is a five-day waiting period after the license has been issued. But it can be waived if exgencies exist. I expect many marrying judges will do so.
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Re: Hey Wisconsin marriage ban: FUCK OFF

Postby Galoot » Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:54 pm

Congratulations, Wisconsin! Welcome to the 21st century, in this matter at least.
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Re: Hey Wisconsin marriage ban: FUCK OFF

Postby fennel » Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:37 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:There is a five-day waiting period after the license has been issued. But it can be waived if exgencies exist. I expect many marrying judges will do so.
That's right! I'd forgotten. The weirdest requirement — to my mind — is that you have to specify a marriage date at the outset. In effect, the license is good for one day only. Clearly, marriage was thought to be a dangerous proposition when the law was written.
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Re: Hey Wisconsin marriage ban: FUCK OFF

Postby ilikebeans » Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:13 pm

Van Hollen said he was filing for an emergency stay "in light of the decision of some county clerks to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples."

Allow me to elucidate briefly on this unfortunate, temporary setback.

Ahem.

GO FUCK YOURSELF J.B. VAN HOLLEN, YOU INSUFFERABLE, SUPPOSEDLY-NON-PARTISAN, SORRY EXCUSE FOR A HUMAN BEING. YOU'RE WASTING OUR TAX DOLLARS FIGHTING A LOSING BATTLE OF BACKWARDS BIGOTRY. DIE DIE DIE!

Ok, there we go. Back to jubilation. Happy gay summer, everyone!
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Re: Hey Wisconsin marriage ban: FUCK OFF

Postby Huckleby » Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:37 pm

fennel wrote:
snoqueen wrote:Wisconsin public radio says Dane County is issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples this evening at the courthouse.
And open 'til 9 p.m.


Huh. Doesn't look like they are setup for rush job. Waiting period can be waived for "extenuating circumstances."
https://www.countyofdane.com/clerk/marr ... cense.aspx
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Re: Hey Wisconsin marriage ban: FUCK OFF

Postby Huckleby » Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:46 pm

http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolit ... 80041.html

68 couples married in Milwaukee, not bad.

Dane County courthouse gonna open up tomorrow.
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Re: Hey Wisconsin marriage ban: FUCK OFF

Postby Mad Howler » Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:51 pm

Was this Judge Crabb?
The federal judge who pissed off a bunch in north-north central over a species of fish - and the nature of native occupant rights?
I believe, many will be aligned behind this decision.
The walleye, however, will never understand what happens to it in the 'dark' of night.
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Re: Hey Wisconsin marriage ban: FUCK OFF

Postby Huckleby » Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:11 pm

fucking aye, my friends got in under wire. They have a daughter, this helps a lot. oh man!

I am super confused by attorney general's statement:
"Importantly, current law remains in force," Van Hollen said in a statement. "I am encouraged by the District Court’s refusal to issue an immediate injunction. We have seen the disruption to couples and families throughout the United States when courts have first allowed same-sex marriage only to have those marriages subsequently called into question by another court.
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