U.S. Court of Appeals stikes down Wisconsin gay marriage ban
WISCONSIN -- The Seventh District U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled both the Wisconsin and Indiana gay marriage ban unconstitutional.
The three judge panel who ruled on this said, \"Indiana and Wisconsin have given us no reason to think they have a reasonable basis forbidding same-sex marriage.\" In their decision the judges noted more than a reasonable basis was required for this case.
This ruling is the result of an appeal of filed by Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen when U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Crabb struck down Wisconsin's gay marriage ban. The June 6 ruling sent hundreds of gay couples to the courthouse to officlally get married. Several county courthouses stayed open late to process all the marriages.