Gay Marriage

ACLU Files Gay Marriage Lawsuit in Wisconsin

In federal court

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The American Civil Liberties Union is going to federal court Monday in Wisconsin, suing Gov. Scott Walker and other officials to secure marriage rights for same-sex couples there.

Challenging the state's marriage amendment, similar to those in other states, the lawsuit also challenges another provision of Wisconsin law — a "marriage evasion law" — which makes it a crime "to leave the State to contract a marriage that is prohibited or void" in Wisconsin, per the lawsuit.