It’s official – Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is a grade-A jackass.
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said Thursday that same-sex couples who have wed in recent days are not married in the eyes of the law and that county clerks issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples could be prosecuted.
“You do have many people in Wisconsin basically taking the law into their own hands and there can be legal repercussions for that,” Van Hollen said. “So, depending on who believes they’re married under the law and who doesn’t believe they’re married under the law may cause them to get themselves in some legal problems that I think are going to take years for them and the courts to work out.”
Responding to Van Hollen’s threats that county clerks who issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples could be arrested and prosecuted, Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell evoked the civil rights protests of the 1960s, saying, “He needs to call off the dogs and turn off the fire hoses.”