UPDATE: Same Sex Couples to get Full Refunds for Licenses
Protesters in support for same sex marriages protest at the Outagamie County Courthouse. 6/16/2014 Photo: Image by Raquel Lamal
UPDATE: County exectutive Tom Nelson annouced same sex couples that paid for marriages licenses will receive a full $100.00 refund. Originally, the county clerk's office announced only $55 would be paid back, the state portion of the fee.
Nelson says the remaining $45 will come from his office account.
APPLETON, WI --Protesters who support same sex marriage in Wisconsin, gathered outside the Outagamie County courthouse this morning.
They say they're disappointed in the judges' decision to issue a stay on her ruling that lifted the ban on same-sex marriage in Wisconsin.
They say they're also upset with the Outagamie County clerk for not waiving the five day waiting period for same -sex marriages to become legal. Those who received licenses are asking for their money back.
Some of the protest organizers had weddings for same-sex couples planned at their church today, the Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
We spoke with a reverend in Appleton who says he was prepared for ten weddings, but now none of them will be happening.