Van Hollen asks for quick action on gay marriage

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen

MADISON (AP) – Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is asking a federal judge who struck down the state’s ban on gay marriage to act quickly on an order telling state officials what to do next.

Van Hollen on Wednesday filed an objection to the proposed order submitted on Monday by the American Civil Liberties Union, which brought the lawsuit on behalf of eight gay couples.

Van Hollen says the request by the ACLU is overly broad.

The Republican Van Hollen asks U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb to issue her final ruling without any additional hearing or argument. He also reiterates his request to Crabb that she put her ruling on hold pending his planned appeal, a move that that would put an end to gay marriages in the state for now.

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