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Office holding Wisconsin gay marriage licenses

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  • Monika Urana, left, and Julie Nischik hold hands during their wedding ceremony Saturday in Madison, Wisconsin. On Friday a federal judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban.

      Monika Urana, left, and Julie Nischik hold hands during their wedding ceremony Saturday in Madison, Wisconsin. On Friday a federal judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban.
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MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Vital Records Office is holding, but not processing, marriage licenses of gay couples who married after a federal judge overturned the state's same-sex marriage ban.

Spokeswoman Jennifer Miller said Tuesday the office hasn't received guidance from Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen on what to do with the licenses.

Hundreds of gay couples have married since U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb overturned the ban Friday.

Van Hollen is appealing the decision and has said the ban remains in force. But Miller tells the Wisconsin State Journal he hasn't told the state records office how it should handle licenses.

Van Hollen's spokeswoman, Dana Brueck, said in a statement that the attorney general's office has contacted Vital Records, but she wouldn't say what, if any, advice was given.

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