WI Vital Records processing same sex marriage licenses

By KBJR News 1

WI Vital Records processing same sex marriage licenses

June 11, 2014 Updated Jun 11, 2014 at 7:07 PM CDT

Wisconsin (NNCNOW.com) -- The Wisconsin Vital Records Office has now started to process same sex marriage licenses.

After some confusion about the legality of same sex marriages, the decision was left to county clerks to decide if they should issue licenses to those couples.

Federal Judge Barbara Crabb has struck down Wisconsin's ban on same–sex marriage.

Judge Crabb made her ruling on Friday in connection with a case brought in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin contesting the ban.

While some counties in Wisconsin decided not to issues licenses, others such as Douglas County began doing so after the ruling.

"Based on the fact that the order stated that a ban on same sex marriage was unconstitutional it seemed like Douglas County doesn't want to deny anyone their constitutional right," said Douglas County Clerk, Susan Sanvick.

So far there have only been five same sex couples who have filed for a marriage licenses across northwest Wisconsin.

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