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Wisconsin’ Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, in an unspeakably vile move has decided that he’ll prosecute any clerks who issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples hoping to commit to one another after a federal court struck down the state’s marriage ban. “You do have many people in Wisconsin basically taking the law into their own hands and there can be legal repercussions for that,” Van Hollen said. “So, depending on who believes they’re married under the law and who doesn’t believe they’re married under the law may cause them to get themselves in some legal problems that I think are going to take years for them and the courts to work out.”
So far, according to the AP, 63 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties have begun issuing marriage licenses. Van Hollen also hopes to appeal the federal judge’s ruling. Clerks can be fined up to $10,000 and get up to nine months in prison.