Waupaca County Clerk Mary Robbins tells NewsChannel she has issued a marriage license for a same sex couple Monday morning. Robbins says just like any other couple, there will be a five day waiting period. She also said she warned the couple there is a chance the license could be invalid if the ruling is overturned.
The Langlade County Clerk says they've also issued a license to one couple.
Dozens of gay couples got married at courthouses in Milwaukee and Madison Friday and Saturday, taking advantage of what may be a small window before Friday's ruling is possibly overturned.
According to the Associated Press the following counties are issuing marriage licenses:
15.Fond du Lac
The clerks of Marathon, Portage, and Wood counties said they are waiting to hear from state officials after a Federal judge ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.
Wood County Clerk, Cindy Cepress say she's received one call about the process and said she will issue a license to that couple but is waiting to hear from the Corporation Council. Cypress said the process is in limbo as the current documentation says only 'man' and 'woman'-- making identifying the bride and groom difficult.. The change to the certificate will need to come from the state Bureau of Vital Records.
Marathon County Clerk, Nan Kottke and Portage County Clerk, Shirley Simonis both said they've received calls, but at this time are not issuing same sex marriage certificates.
U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb's Friday decision declaring Wisconsin's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional has confused some county clerks because she did not order counties to begin issuing licenses.
Instead, Crabb asked the ACLU to tell her exactly what it wanted her to block in the gay marriage law. Crabb said Monday she'll schedule a hearing once the ACLU responds.
Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has appealed Crabb's decision to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The Associated Press contributed to this article
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