UP: Gays and lesbians. Fifty counties in Wisconsin begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples after U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb rules that the state's amendment limiting marriage rights to heterosexual couples is unconstitutional. "It's long overdue, but we're happy it's here," says U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Madison), who is openly gay.
DOWN: Judge Doyle Square opponents. A citizens group trying to force a referendum on the controversial project to build a subsidized hotel next to Monona Terrace admits that it likely won't collect the needed signatures in time.