Furiously fighting for the freedom to marry

Wisconsin is now the only Great Lakes state where same-sex marriage is a crime punishable by law.

Although not enforced, Wisconsin Statue Statute 765.30 allows a penalty of up to $10,000 and nine months of imprisonment for citizens who enter out-of-state marriage licenses that would not be legally issued in Wisconsin. 

On February 3, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Wisconsin, and the law firm of Mayer Brown¬†filed a federal lawsuit¬†challenging Wisconsin’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, as well as the additional harm this legislation creates for the LGBT community.

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