Skip to comments.ACLU lawsuit challenges Wisconsin same-sex marriage ban
Posted on 02/03/2014 9:44:48 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
Madison Four same-sex couples sued Gov. Scott Walker and other public officials Monday in an attempt to overturn the state's eight-year-old ban on gay marriage.
The move comes amid a wave of challenges nationally many of them successful to limits on gay marriage.
It also comes as the state Supreme Court considers whether a limited set of benefits available to gay couples under Wisconsin law is acceptable under the state constitution's prohibition on same-sex marriage and civil unions.
Online court records show Virginia Wolf and Carol Schumacher, along with three other couples, sued Walker in federal court in Madison on Monday. The Amercian Civil Liberties Union, which is representing the couples, provided a copy of the complaint to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
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Traditional marriage under assault in Madison
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The federal goevrnment is building an oppressive unconstitutional police state with its tentacls in every aspect of our lives yet the ACLU piddles it’s time and resources away fighting for the “right” of sodomists to pretend they are man and wife.
Standing for traditional marriage is a Holy thing.
The terminology has been reversed. There is no “ban” on same sex marriages, it just isn’t being forced upon society by government yet.
It's like the pretending when I was a kid. My bro was the priest. I was the nun. Necco wafers were the catalyst.
I thought the supreme court ruled no standing
How does the ACLU have standing?
The ACLU has been suing the the Fed security state for years. The problem is they were never giving ‘standing’. So it fell on deaf ears for years. It wasn’t like there were ‘conservative’ groups suing Bush when he was expanding the state. Perhaps except for perhaps Larry Klayman.
The plaintiff has standing, because they are suing. I know this whole standing business is crazy. But I think the standing issue has to do with who defends against a lawsuit, not who files the lawsuit.
I wish one of these states being sued would just write marriage out of their legal code altogether. Return marriage to being something done by the Church and leave it at that.
Why hasn’t the ACLU complained about the Wisconsin marriage ban for first cousins?
It falls on the person suing.
The person using must be the injured party or there is no lawsuit.
Why can’t the voters of Wisconsin sue the ACLU for attempting
to undermine their constitutional right to due process?
As many as 80 percent of all marriages historically have been between first cousins!
It has only been in recent years that certain states have passed laws against the marriage of first cousins, while at the same time there are laws being passed to allow the marriage of perverted homosexual faggots and lesbians?
The ACLU is an afterbirth of the Frankfurt School.
Sodomists are always waiving around their concocted “polls” about how popular counterfeit “marriage” is, but they pour contempt on the real polls that matter, the vote of the people.
I happen to be a Wisconsin resident and have lived here all my life. I can recall in an election not so many years ago there was a referendum regarding gay marriage worded in such a confusing way that if you were against it, it was difficult to discern which answer on the ballot was the proper one. Even so... the voters by majority vote turned down Gay marriage. So now the ACLU wants to go against the voters??
More liebertarian gibberish. There is NOTHING WRONG with the state recognizing marriage - real marriage. Someone, of necessity, will need to enlist the state to officiate when marriages fail or are contested (the alternative is pistols at 20 paces.) What the state officiates, they must define.
“So now the ACLU wants to go against the voters??”