Attempt to ban same-sex marriage will cost Wisconsin $1M

 

March 28, 2015

MADISON - Wisconsin's attempt to ban same-sex marriages will cost taxpayers more than $1 million.

A news outlet reported that an agreement announced Friday calls for the state to pay the American Civil Liberties Union, which represented eight gay and lesbian couples who sued to overturn Wisconsin's 2006 constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

Since the couples won their lawsuit, the ACLU can recover legal costs.

The case went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which declined to hear the appeal after the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals had already struck down Wisconsin's ban.


Associated Press