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Hosting Your Same-Sex Wedding in Milwaukee

Milwaukee is the largest city in the state of Wisconsin and a great spot for your gay wedding. Known as Beer City or Brew Town, Milwaukee is also home to numerous craft breweries and national breweries – so you have plenty of options to choose from when deciding what to serve at your reception.

There is definitely more to check out in Milwaukee than the breweries and bars. You could also take the time to point your guests towards the Milwaukee Public Museum, the Harley-Davidson Museum, and Discovery World – a science and technology museum that the entire family will enjoy.

The History of Same-Sex Marriages in Milwaukee

Same-sex couples have been marrying in the state of Wisconsin since October 6th, 2014. The United States Supreme Court denied the appeal of the previous US Court of Appeals ruling that determined the same-sex marriage ban in Wisconsin was unconstitutional.

Efforts to give same-sex couples the right to marry began after then Governor Jim Doyle vetoed legislation in 2003 that would have restricted marriage to only include different-sex couples. This was quickly changed in 2006, when the state legislature rushed a referendum banning same-sex marriages.

The state of Wisconsin has 9,179 same-sex couples, as of the 2010 US Census. This is about 4 same-sex couples per 1000 households. About 2,495 of these couples live in Milwaukee. Now that same-sex marriage is again allowed in Wisconsin, the city of Milwaukee could see as many as 1,250 same-sex marriages over the course of the next few years – potentially bringing almost $6 million in revenue to the city.

Obtaining a Marriage License in Milwaukee

You can obtain a marriage license in Milwaukee by going to the Office of the Milwaukee County Clerk at the County Courthouse. If you are not a Wisconsin resident, it is important that you obtain the marriage license in the county where you will be getting married. You must also have the wedding date set – at least seven days away, but not more than 30. The fee for the license is $110 and is payable at the time of filing. Remember to bring your photo ID, birth certificate, and a copy of a divorce certificate – if previously married.

About Pridezillas:

Pridezillas wedding vendors all celebrate pride, love and equality. We only promote LGBT-friendly wedding vendors who support marriage equality. When you contact one of these businesses, you can be assured that they will be excited to help you orchestrate one of the most memorable days of your life.

Mention Pridezillas when contacting the vendors below for potential and occasional discounts or offers for your wedding.