Attorneys ask judge to stay gay marriage lawsuit - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Attorneys ask judge to stay gay marriage lawsuit

Posted: Updated:
MADISON (WKOW) -- The state Department of Justice (DOJ) has asked a federal judge to either delay a lawsuit challenging Wisconsin's gay marriage ban or stay out of the case completely.

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a group of gay couples which claims the state's ban is unconstitutional.

DOJ attorneys filed a brief with U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb on Friday arguing she should stay the case until the state Supreme Court decides whether the state's domestic partner registry violates the ban.

They also argued Crabb should stay out of the matter because any ruling would apply only to three counties named as defendants, not statewide.
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WKOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Anna Engelhart at 608-661-2767. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.