Wisconsin: Gov. Scott Walker Reacts As State Begins Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Wisconsin: Gov. Scott Walker Reacts As State Begins Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

WBAY reports that two counties – Dane and Outgamie – have begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Three others – Brown County, Calumet County and Fond du Lac – say they are waiting for more guidance from the Wisconsin Attorney General’s Office.”

The Wisconsin Attorney General’s Office released this statement:

“Today’s action by the U.S. Supreme Court allows Judge Crabb’s order to take effect. The Department, having made every effort to fulfill its duty to defend the state constitution, will now work with its state agency clients to implement the order.”

A spokesperson for Gov. Scott Walker released this statement:

“Our office is working with the Department of Justice to evaluate the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision and determine next steps for the state.”

And the haters at Wisconsin Family Action are already up in arms. Juliane Appling issued this statement:

“The high court’s denial of our Wisconsin case and these other cases is profoundly disappointing. However, at some point the US Supreme Court will take a case on this issue. Wisconsin’s marriage amendment is on hold, but should the Court ultimately rule that the US Constitution does give the states the right to determine for themselves what marriage is, our amendment will be reinstated.”