Days after a federal judge struck down Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriages on Friday, June 6, hundreds of couples married in Milwaukee and Madison. The new judgment prompted court officials to perform ceremonies as early as 5 p.m. on Friday, but according to Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, marriage licenses were awarded prematurely. Van Hollen asked the federal 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago on Monday, June 9, to discontinue issuing licenses. On Oct. 6, 2014, gay marriage became effectively legal in the Midwestern state thanks to a sweeping decision by the Supreme Court justices.
(Photo: AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, Amber Arnold)