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NEWS STORIES

Lawsuit over gay marriage will go aheadSubmitted: 05/01/2014
Story By Associated Press

MADISON - A federal lawsuit challenging Wisconsin's ban on gay marriage will go ahead.

A judge in Madison did dismiss three defendants from the suit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.

U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb dismissed the district attorneys in Eau Claire and Milwaukee counties.

Crabb also dismissed state revenue Secretary Rick Chandler from the suit.

Crabb says the case should be limited to public officials who are blocking the plaintiffs' access to marriage.

Eight same-gender couples filed the lawsuit in February.

They argue the marriage ban denies them the civil rights that married couples enjoy.

Governor Scott Walker and Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen are among defendants remaining in the case.

(Copyright 2014 Associated Press - All Rights Reserved)


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