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Kari George and Joan Fecteau
Kari George and Joan Fecteau were giddy as they received their marriage license and waited with friends and family in the courthouse hallway for their turn to say their vows before the judge.

Unfortunately, a couple of disheveled curmudgeons were there to file a lawsuit and just couldn't pass up the opportunity to let them know they were trying to put a halt to the bliss:

As they got their license, activist Bob Braun approached.

"We're filing a lawsuit against the people who are allowing you and telling them to stop doing it," Braun said.

Braun came for paperwork to sue the county clerk and the county executive for issuing same-sex marriage licenses.

"We believe the county violated our civil rights by issuing these marriages licenses. When we voted eight years ago, the law was one man, one woman," Braun said.

Braun doesn't want to wait for federal litigation. He will file suit Thursday asking a Milwaukee County judge to stop the weddings.

Officials at the county clerk's office said the threat of a lawsuit changes nothing.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele says he has no plans to stop issuing licenses and has previously shown enthusiastic support for equality:
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele ordered the county courthouse to be open Friday evening, so people could get married. In a statement, Abele said "I have been waiting for decades for this day to finally arrive and we won't make loving couples wait longer." Abele says he'll personally cover the costs of keeping the courthouse open extra hours.
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