Federal judge strikes down Wisconsin’s same-sex marriage ban

This is kind of a big deal…

U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb Friday overturned Wisconsin’s gay marriage ban.

The measure was overwhelmingly passed through a state constitutional amendment in 2006.

The Wisconsin case comes amid a broad shift in public opinion about same-sex marriage.

Nationwide, same-sex couples have the right to marry in 19 states and the District of Columbia. Judges in seven of the remaining 31 states have issued rulings striking down same-sex marriage bans, with those rulings stayed as they work their way through appellate courts.

In Wisconsin, voters in 2006 resoundingly approved the same-sex marriage amendment, 59% to 41%. Every county in the state except Dane voted for it.

But the most recent Marquette Law School poll, released May 21, found 55% of registered voters statewide now favor allowing gay marriage, while 37% oppose it and 6% say they do not know.

While this certainly isn’t the last ruling I expect to see regarding Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage, I do expect that Judge Crabb’s ruling will ultimately be upheld.


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    1. My husband would like to know if there is any funny business going on between Clint Eastwood and that chair.

  1. FOX NEWS ALERT ! Scott Walker hospitalized !! Severe case of Shitting Blue Bubbles since Judge Crabb handed down her ruling

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