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Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014
Back in June, on PrideFest’s opening day and just an hour before the event’s opening ceremony, a federal judge struck down Wisconsin’s anti-gay marriage constitutional amendment. Coincidentally, American Civil Liberties Union’s Chris Ahmuty was on the dais for the opening
10.06.2014 | 48 days ago | Posted at 10:52 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear any cases on same-sex marriage this term. Oh to be a fly on the wall when this decision was made.The good news? That leaves in place the lower court decision striking down Wisconsin’s reprehensible constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. So marriage equality is the law of the land in Wisconsin. The bad news is that it leaves in place the patchwork...
09.04.2014 | 80 days ago | Posted at 03:54 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals did the right thing and decided that Wisconsin’s same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional.  It was originally struck down by U.S. Circuit Judge Barbara Crabb in June. Then state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and Gov. Scott Walker decided to appeal that decision. The three-panel court found that both Wisconsin’s and Indiana’s bans were unconst...
04.29.2014 | | Posted at 03:13 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Today, U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman struck down Wisconsin’s voter ID law, which was known as one of the most stringent of its kind.  I’m just going through the lengthy decision now, and I’ll have more details about Adelman’s argument in a bit. That said, Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen already released a statement saying that he would appeal the decision. Why not?...
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Fair-minded Wisconsinites can legalize same-sex marriage

Optimists believe that the United States Supreme Court’s impending rulings on California’s Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) will affirm legal marriage rights for same-sex couples
Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012
 It sure didn’t take very long for extremists to begin desperately trying to sidetrack the growing movement to finally taking intelligent steps

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