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All but 12 Wisconsin counties issuing licenses

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
Sixty of Wisconsin

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A canvass by The Associated Press found 60 of Wisconsin's 72 counties were issuing licenses for gay couples to marry as of Thursday afternoon. Some are also waiving the five-day waiting period for people to get a license.

   The only counties not issuing licenses are:

   Barron

   Green Lake

   Lafayette

   Ozaukee

   Portage

   Price

   Racine

   Richland

   Sawyer

   Vernon

   Washburn

   Washington
 

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Sixty of Wisconsin's 72 counties are now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

An Associated Press survey of the counties Thursday found that all but nine were issuing the licenses after a federal judge last week struck down the state's ban as unconstitutional. However, the judge created by confusion by not telling state officials how to implement her decision.

The AP tally shows that at least 573 licenses have been issued statewide while 603 applications had been received.

Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is trying to get last week's ruling put on hold to stop clerks from issuing licenses. Van Hollen said Thursday that those clerks could face charges from local district attorneys for breaking the law by issuing the licenses.


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