Wisconsin Democrats on Monday called for the elimination of nullified language in the state's constitution that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.
[caption id="attachment_100172" align="alignnone" width="512"] People celebrate on the Capitol Square in Madison on Friday. Gay marriage has been legal in Wisconsin for months, but supporters still trumpeted a U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, Steve Apps)[/caption]
The U.S. Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.
Gay and lesbian couples could face legal chaos if the Supreme Court rules against same-sex marriage in the next few weeks.
A same-sex couple from Madison has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit because the state has failed to put both their names on their baby's birth certificate.
Pivotal Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy did not tip his hand Tuesday as the high court heard historic arguments over the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry.
Tuesday is a potential watershed moment for America's gay and lesbian couples. After rapid changes that have made same-sex marriage legal in all but 14 states, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether it should be the law of the land.
One of the couples at the forefront of efforts to overturn Wisconsin's gay marriage ban is fighting a new legal battle.
A same-sex couple who sued for the right to marry in Wisconsin wants a federal judge to mandate that both gay parents' names appear on their children's birth certificates.
With same-sex marriage now legal in 36 states -- and probably legal in all 50 after the U.S. Supreme Court rules next summer -- same-sex divorces will follow in due course.
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