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Wisconsin Senate Dems want Van Hollen to drop gay marriage appeal

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - All 15 Wisconsin Senate minority Democrats have asked the state's Republican attorney general to drop his effort to preserve the ban on gay marriage.

J.B. Van Hollen has appealed Federal Judge Barbara Crabb's ruling from last month, which threw out the 2006 state constitutional ban on same-sex marriages and civil unions.

Democrats say it's a waste of tax money to keep fighting for one-man one-woman marriage, after a bevy of court rulings which eliminated similar bans in other states.

The Justice Department's Dana Brueck said her boss is simply fulfilling his oath, and doing his job.

Governor Scott Walker is also a defendant in an effort by the ACLU and several same sex couples to strike down the ban. Walker's office has not commented on the Democrats' latest request.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)