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Local couple celebrates Supreme Court ruling with marriage

Reegan Shafer and Nick Jensen have been together for almost nine years. Because same-sex marriage was not recognized in Wisconsin six years ago, the couple went ahead with a commitment ceremony, but now that things have changed they're getting married.

Court upholds Wis. domestic partner registry

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld as constitutional a 2009 law creating a domestic partner registry that provides limited benefits to same-sex couples.

Van Hollen: Gay marriage isn't a fundamental right

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says the U.S. Constitution's equal protection clause doesn't cover sexual orientation the same way it does gender discrimination and there's no fundamental right for gay couples to marry.

Uncertainty for gay couples married in Wisconsin

A federal judge's order for Wisconsin officials to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses didn't address the legal status of the more than 550 gay marriages conducted in the last week.