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Wisconsin's Vital Records Office changes stance on processing same-sex marriages

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The state Vital Records Office did an about-face Wednesday, and agreed to process marriage licenses from same-sex couples.

A spokeswoman for Governor Scott Walker said the decision was made to process the licenses, after talking with the Justice Department about it. As Jocelyn Webster put it, "It's incumbent upon them to fulfill their administrative duties, and that's what they're going to do in this case."

At first, the state said it would set the marriage licenses aside until Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen provides more guidance on the subject.  

About 50 counties have been granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples after Federal Judge Barbara Crabb ruled last Friday that the state's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional. Crabb refused, however, to tell counties what to do in the aftermath.

Both Crabb and a federal appeals court are considering the state's request to put her ruling on hold -- and restore the gay marriage ban -- until the judge's ruling is appealed.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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