Wis. Gay Couples: Refund Marriage License Application Fee
Some same-sex couples who applied for a marriage license in Outagamie County want a refund of the application fee now that a federal judge has made an initial ruling on a legal challenge of Wisconsin’s ban on gay unions.
WLUK-TV reports Arti and Josh Alan are among 26 couples who paid the $100 application fee but had to wait five days in Outagamie County before getting married. Many other counties waived the waiting period, allowing more than 500 same-sex couples to marry.
The clerk’s office told about 6 couples Monday that only the state’s portion of the fee, or $55, would be refunded.
U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb on June 6 ordered county clerks to stop enforcing the state’s gay marriage ban, but she put that ruling on hold Friday while an appeal from Wisconsin’s Republican attorney general is pending.