Interest Low in Same-sex Marriage Licenses in North Central Wis.

By: WSAW Staff/ Associated Press Email
By: WSAW Staff/ Associated Press Email
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County Clerks in north central Wisconsin have not been experiencing the rush of same-sex couples applying for marriage licenses quite like clerks in metro areas like Dane and Milwaukee Counties.

In fact, of the 11 counties issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples in the NewsChannel 7 viewing area, Adams, Clark, Forest, Langlade,Lincoln, Oneida, Shawano, Taylor, Vilas, Waupaca, and Wood; only seven marriage license had been issued collectively, with Wood County having the most at three.

Marathon County said beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday they'll will beginning issuing same-sex marriage licenses.

Price County and Portage County are currently not issuing marriage license for same sex couples.

Fifty-two Wisconsin counties are now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

The Associated Press says 486 licenses had been issued statewide as of Wednesday afternoon. About 76 percent of those, or 368, were issued in Dane and Milwaukee counties.

The state Vital Records Office started processing the licenses on Wednesday, after it had kept them on hold pending legal advice from the attorney general.

This could be a narrow window for couples to get licenses, as the ruling striking the ban could be put on hold.

The Associated Press contributed to this article


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