Federal judge strikes down Wisconsin’s same-sex marriage ban

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 [...]

Why isn’t “Scott Walker, culture warrior” speaking out against the possibility of same-sex marriage in WI?

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 [...]

Church Sues North Carolina Over Marriage Equality

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 [...]

Wisconsin couple challenges state’s ban on same-sex marriage

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 [...]

” Hammerin’ Hank ” knocks another one out of the park

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 [...]

Not a moment, but a movement.

The day before the Reverend Dr. William Barber II spoke at Bethel Lutheran Church in Madison, the Reverend Curtis Gatewood, community organizer with the HKonJ/Moral Monday’s movement in North Carolina, spoke with Eric Schubring and Fightingbob.com founder Ed Garvey on WOJB community radio. Scroll down on the WOJB website to find the recording and give [...]

VIDEO: Kentucky AG Jack Conway Holds fights back tears as he announces he won’t defend marriage equality ban

This is a man with character.

Jack Conway’s remarks came in the wake of a federal judge’s ruling that Kentucky must recognize same sex marriages performed out of state.

Texas sportscaster Dale Hansen speaks out on Michael Sam (VIDEO)

Though I haven’t written about the story of college football (and soon-to-be NFL) player Michael Sam, who recently announced he is gay, I absolutely had to share this.

Watch as Texas sportscaster thoroughly debunks the notion that a gay player wouldn’t be welcome in NFL locker rooms simply by virtue of his sexual orientation.


A few words from Archbishop Diarmuid Martin about homophobia

Yeah, this just about sums up my thoughts.

AG candidate Richards advocates for marriage equality in Wisconsin

On the heels of news that four same-sex couples Four same-sex couples are suing Gov. Scott Walker and other public officials in an attempt to overturn Wisconsin’s seven-year-old constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, Democratic State Rep. (and Attorney General candidate) Jon Richards issued a statement advocating for marriage equality in Wisconsin. “Like so many loving [...]

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