State benefits manager mulling gay marriage impact
By The Associated Press
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MADISON (AP) - The Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds says it is "awaiting further clarification" to determine the effect on health and pension benefits programs it manages in the wake of last week's ruling striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.Hundreds of same-sex couples have been getting married in the five days since the ruling from U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb.The state Department of Employee Trust Funds says in a message on its website posted Tuesday that it will convey any new information about the impact of the ruling to its members as soon as possible.Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is trying to stop same-sex marriages while he intends to appeal the judge's ruling.
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