Gay Weddings Start in Wisconsin
Lawsuit challenges gay-marriage ban in North Dakota
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 6, 2014 3:59 PM CDT

(Newser) – Same-sex couples began getting married in Wisconsin today within minutes of a federal judge's striking down the state's gay marriage ban and despite confusion over the effect of the ruling. Clerks in Madison and Milwaukee started marrying same-sex couples this evening. They did so even though both Republican Attorney General JB Van Hollen and Chris Ahmuty, director of the Wisconsin chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, which challenged the law in court, said the ruling did not clear the way for marriages to begin. Van Hollen said that in light of clerks going ahead with marriages, he would file emergency motions in federal courts to put today's order on hold. Van Hollen did not say when he would ask for the emergency order. Click for more.

Meanwhile, seven couples filed a federal lawsuit today challenging the constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in North Dakota, making it the last state in the country to be sued by couples seeking the right to marry in their home state. The suit challenges both North Dakota's constitutional ban on gay marriage and its refusal to recognize marriages of same-sex couples who legally wed in other states. The 2004 voter-approved constitutional ban on same-sex marriage was passed by 73% of voters, and legal experts said the lawsuit is largely symbolic, but could carry more serious weight. Click for more.

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Jun 7, 2014 7:22 PM CDT
To sheby777 this board most pathetic born again racist , here is a few Oh-so-moral murderous bible passages ... there are 100s more : (Deuteronomy 22:20-21 NAB) But if this charge is true (that she wasn't a virgin on her wedding night), and evidence of the girls virginity is not found, they shall bring the girl to the entrance of her fathers house and there her townsman shall stone her to death, because she committed a crime against Israel by her unchasteness in her father's house. Thus shall you purge the evil from your midst. (Deuteronomy 13:7-12 NAB) If your own full brother, or your son or daughter, or your beloved wife, or you intimate friend, entices you secretly to serve other gods, whom you and your fathers have not known, gods of any other nations, near at hand or far away, from one end of the earth to the other: do not yield to him or listen to him, nor look with pity upon him, to spare or shield him, but kill him. Your hand shall be the first raised to slay him; the rest of the people shall join in with you. You shall stone him to death, because he sought to lead you astray from the Lord, your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that place of slavery. And all Israel, hearing of this, shall fear and never do such evil as this in your midst. (Deuteronomy 17:2-5 NLT) Suppose a man or woman among you, in one of your towns that the LORD your God is giving you, has done evil in the sight of the LORD your God and has violated the covenant by serving other gods or by worshiping the sun, the moon, or any of the forces of heaven, which I have strictly forbidden. When you hear about it, investigate the matter thoroughly. If it is true that this detestable thing has been done in Israel, then that man or woman must be taken to the gates of the town and stoned to death. (Exodus 31:12-15 NLT) The LORD then gave these further instructions to Moses: 'Tell the people of Israel to keep my Sabbath day, for the Sabbath is a sign of the covenant between me and you forever. It helps you to remember that I am the LORD, who makes you holy. Yes, keep the Sabbath day, for it is holy. Anyone who desecrates it must die; anyone who works on that day will be cut off from the community. Work six days only, but the seventh day must be a day of total rest. I repeat: Because the LORD considers it a holy day, anyone who works on the Sabbath must be put to death.'
Jun 7, 2014 8:10 AM CDT
It's a 'marriage' solely for monetary gains. And by no means a marriage in The Eyes of God. And that is what makes it one of the biggest shams of all time. One top of that, these are some the damn ugliest people I've ever seen! Good Grief!
Jun 6, 2014 11:23 PM CDT
Thou shalt not tell the same lies to your friends that you tell your old lady: it is abomination. ---Leviticus 18:22 If we follow Leviticus, the Packers are going to have to leave Green Bay. Here are 76 things banned in Leviticus including touching pig skin: It is a shame, because I don't see why it should be a sin to give your children to be sacrificed to Molek (18:21)