U.S. Court of Appeals to hear same-sex marriage oral arguments

U.S. Court of Appeals to hear same-sex marriage oral arguments

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV)-- Is Wisconsin’s ban on same sex-marriage constitutional?  That’s the question The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th District in Chicago is expected to answer as they  get ready to hear oral arguments Tuesday morning.

Gov. Walker, R-Wisconsin, said “For me and the Attorney General it’s our obligation to uphold the wishes of those in this state.”

Those wishes were spelled out in 2006-when Wisconsin resident's voted to amend the state's constitution making marriage only between a man and a woman. 

“Until a higher court at the Federal level tells us the U.S. constitution trumps that we’ll continue to defend the wishes if the people in our state," said Gov. Walker.

In June, a federal judge in Madison ruled the ban- unconstitutional. 

That decision led thousands of same sex couples across the state to apply for marriage licenses. 

But when the same judge issued a block on those ceremonies, one week later,—the validity of dozens of married couples were questioned. 

The Appeals court is expected to hear oral arguments Tuesday morning.

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