Same-Sex Couples Rush To Marry After Ban Struck Down In Wisconsin

A federal judge struck down Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage Friday. Many couples didn't waste any time before getting married.

Same-sex couples in Madison began getting married in Wisconsin on Friday just minutes after a federal judge struck down the state's marriage ban.

First gay marriage in Wisconsin #loveislove

Dane County Clerk @samcdonell talks to the first couple in line to get married in Madison #FreedomToMarry

First couple getting marriage license in madison. #marriageequality

Wisconsin Attorney General J. B. Van Hollen said the ban was still in effect despite the ruling Friday, but that didn't stop other couples from moving quickly as well.

Judge Mark Frankel performs a marriage for a family on the steps of the Dane County Courthouse. @thenation @CapTimes

"Typical marriage!" On the steps of the Dane County Courthouse. Wisconsinites say "yes" to marriage equality!

Marriages on the steps of the Dame Co Courthouse within hours of Federal Judge Crabb's marriage equality ruling.

In fact, a LOT of couples showed up to marry.

Many gay couples waiting at the city county building to get their marriage licenses #nbc15

Line of about 30 still waiting for marriage licenses in Madison. #loveinwi

And a lot of officials showed up to marry them.

Officials lining up to marry couples at madison city hall.

Our research director @legaleagle being deputized to issue marriage licenses in Dane County. #FreedomToMarry

Being deputized by Dane County to issue marriage licensed #LoveWinsWI

The courthouse in Madison was busy with couples, witnesses and others.

On a historic day in Wisconsin, crowds show up on steps of Dane Co. Courthouse to witness marriages!

I was honored to serve as the witness to the FIRST #equality marriage in Wisconsin #LoveWinsWI

Wisconsin couple weds outside Madison city county building

Same-sex couples also got married in Milwaukee.

Congratulations to milwaukee county's first gay married couple

Gay couples getting married at #Milwaukee County Courthouse after gay marriage ban struck down #WISN12

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