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Wisconsin gay couples married in California could face charges when they return

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Individuals who go out to California to marry a gay partner could face a criminal charge after they get back.

The gay rights group Fair Wisconsin is warning its supporters about a little-known state law that makes it a crime for Wisconsinites to marry elsewhere, if it's illegal here.

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Other states have similar laws, but Wisconsin has the toughest penalties - up to nine months in prison and a $10,000 maximum fine.

It's not certain if prosecutors would press the issue.

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