CHICAGO, WI- A federal appeals court ruled today the same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana are unconstitutional.
The unanimous decision by the three-judge panel of the us 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago criticized the justifications both states gave for the ban singling-out the argument that marriage between a man and a woman is traditional.
Tonight some people are celebrating the judges' ruling while others are disappointed.
"Institution of one man, one woman marriage is spectacularly good for the state of Wisconsin," says Julaine Appling of Wisconsin Family Action.
"It is affirming court after court after court say yes we consider you equal," says Appleton's Diversity Coordinator Kathy Flores.
Both sides know it's not over yet. Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says he will appeal to the US Supreme Court so it seems it's an issue both sides will continue fighting on until the very end.
As for marriage licenses county clerks in Brown, Outagamie and Winnebago say everything remains on hold right now as the ruling is reviewed and what happens with the appeal process.