John M. Becker

BREAKING: Idaho Weddings Begin Wednesday; WI Recognizes June Marriages

Filed By John M. Becker | October 13, 2014 4:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: gay marriage, Idaho, marriage equality, same-sex marriage, Wisconsin

bigstock-Wedding-Rings-1182182.jpgThe Ninth Circuit has entered its order dissolving the stay on its pro-marriage equality ruling as it applies to Idaho, the NCLR reports:

The NCLR quickly clarified that marriages will begin Wednesday at 9 a.m. Pacific Time, not Mountain Time.

A copy of the order is after the break, via Equality Case Files.

In Wisconsin, WISN News is reporting that the state will recognize the 500+ legal same-sex marriages performed in June during the window between U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Crabb's historic ruling striking down the Badger State's marriage discrimination amendment and her stay of that ruling one week later:

Gov. Scott Walker says hundreds of same-sex marriages performed in June will be recognized by the state. There had been questions over whether those marriages would be legally recognized, since they happened when the gay marriage ban was blocked only temporarily.

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of that ruling, meaning that same-sex marriages are now legal in Wisconsin. For gay couples filed a federal lawsuit last month seeking recognition of the marriages performed in June.

Walker issued a press release Monday saying he was directing state agencies to follow the law and update forms, manuals and other documents are necessary. His statement also said the state would be treating the licenses issued in June as valid.

Great news in the Badger and Gem States. Keep calm and marry on!

14-35420 #196 - Order dissolving stay effective 10/15 by Equality Case Files

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