Gay Marriage

ACLU Files Gay Marriage Lawsuit in Wisconsin

In federal court


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.