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County Executive Abele Orders Courthouse Open Late to Allow Couples to Marry

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is keeping the Courthouse open late today in the wake of the historic court ruling allowing same sex couples to get married in Wisconsin.

By - Jun 6th, 2014 04:41 pm

MILWAUKEE Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is keeping the Courthouse open late today in the wake of the historic court ruling allowing same sex couples to get married in Wisconsin. The Courthouse will remain open until 9pm tonight.

“I have been waiting decades for this day to finally arrive and we won’t make loving couples wait longer than they want to to get married,” County Executive Abele said.

County Executive Abele said he will personally pay for any overtime costs associated with keeping the Courthouse open.

Couples interested in getting married should use the entrance off of Wells Street, between 9th and 10th Streets.

County Abele has been a long-time supporter of marriage equality and LGBT rights. Since being elected County Executive in 2011, he’s continued that support by establishing domestic partner benefits for Milwaukee County employees and recently signed an ordinance change into law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression.

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