From my email inbox comes news of the latest group of women to complete the Emerge Wisconsin training program. MADISON, WI: This past Sunday, twenty-one women completed the Emerge Wisconsin training program and stepped out armed for success as future candidates. The graduation ceremony, held at a private residence in Madison, featured a keynote address [...]
“Supreme Court Rejects Contraceptives Mandate for Some Corporations“:
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that requiring family-owned corporations to pay for insurance coverage for contraception under the Affordable Care Act violated a federal law protecting religious freedom. It was, the dissent said, “a decision of startling breadth.”
The 5-to-4 ruling, which applied to [...]
Yet another example of the wingnuttery of Wisconsin Republicans comes to us courtesy of Karen Mueller, an Eau Claire attorney vying to unseat incumbent Democratic Rep. Ron Kind in Wisconsin’s third Congressional district. Karen Mueller, an Eau Claire attorney whose practice has focused on opposing abortion and defending those “discriminated against and harassed in the [...]
This is the face of homophobia here in Milwaukee County.
It’s official – Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is a grade-A jackass. Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said Thursday that same-sex couples who have wed in recent days are not married in the eyes of the law and that county clerks issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples could be prosecuted.
This is kind of a big deal…
U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb Friday overturned Wisconsin’s gay marriage ban.
The measure was overwhelmingly passed through a state constitutional amendment in 2006.
The Wisconsin case comes amid a broad shift in public opinion about same-sex marriage.
Nationwide, same-sex couples have the right to marry in 19 states [...]
What, is Gov. Scott Walker giving up on defending “family values?” And Gov. Scott Walker, who voted for the state’s ban and has been a longtime opponent of gay marriage, dodged questions Friday about whether he still supports the prohibition. He said he didn’t know whether the ban would withstand legal challenges, and that he [...]
Usually when you read a headline like this you find an article about a church, synod, diocese or parish supporting a ban on marriage equality (aka same sex marriage or gay marriage) because it goes against God and nature and they support their position on out of context tracts from the Bible (well if they [...]
This week a Milwaukee lesbian couple filed a lawsuit directly with the Wisconsin Supreme Court in an effort to invalidate Wisconsin’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. According to the suit, Katherine Halopka-Ivery tried to transfer ownership of real estate in her name to the couple and Milwaukee County register of deeds officials refused to record [...]
Home run king Hank Aaron ( sorry Barry Bonds, but Hank will always be my home run king ) came under fire recently for saying that racism is alive and well in America. At an event marking the 40th anniversary of his record breaking 715th home run Aaron told USA Today, in apparent reference to [...]