MILWAUKEE (AP) – Wisconsin’s attorney general compared gay marriage to abortion on July 23 in arguing that there was no fundamental right to it and state laws defining marriage as between one man and one woman were reasonable.
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen made his arguments in a brief filed with the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. Van Hollen is appealing a federal judge’s June decision declaring Wisconsin’s ban on gay marriage unconstitutional. The case has been combined with a similar one from Indiana.