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Appeal expected in same-sex ruling; dive planned Monday to recover crash victim; more state stories

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MADISON -- The Wisconsin Justice Department was expected to ask a federal appeals court Monday to stop the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples.


Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen asked Federal Judge Barbara Crabb for a similar stay last Friday night, just hours after she ruled the state's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional.

Crabb's ruling was silent on whether Wisconsin counties could start issuing licenses for same-sex marriages.

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