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