- June 7, 2014
After District Judge Barbara Crabb ruled against Wisconsin’s constitutional amendment banning marriage equality, couples across the state rushed to courthouses Friday and Saturday morning to wed.
Wisconsin becomes the twelfth state to see such a ban struck down in federal court since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its historic marriage rulings last June.
Soon after the decision was announced, State Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said he would seek an emergency stay.
ABC News reported that couples were lined up as early as 6 a.m. Saturday morning at a Milwaukee courthouse, which was three hours before it opened.
HRC congratulates the couples and their families on this historic occasion.