Last month, state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen acknowledged he would not be surprised to lose the case. He asked the judge to immediately block her own decision if she does strike down the ban. Normally, lawyers wait until a judge rules before asking for a stay. [...]Gov. Scott Walker had earlier tried to distance himself from the outcome of the case, despite his established record of opposing marriage equality. Walker's opponent in November's election, Mary Burke, supports marriage equality and has been endorsed by Daily Kos; you can give to her campaign here.
Clerks in Milwaukee, Dane, Waukesha and other counties say they were prepared for the ruling and for an expected stream of gay couples coming in to obtain marriage licenses.
It's not clear when marriages can begin, but: