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10.06.2014 | 15 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...
03.10.2014 | | Posted at 10:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
In keeping with Milwaukee's festival tradition, the city's annual PrideFest places a higher value on entertainment than many similar LGBT gatherings across the country, booking marquee headliners each year. This year's lineup, which the festival revealed this morning, is particularly star-driven, featuring performances from singer Macy Gray and comedians Bruce Vilanch, Lisa Lampanelli and Sandra B...
06.26.2013 | | Posted at 10:58 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
It’s a great day for same-sex couples and their friends and loved ones.  The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional. Seems you can’t deny federal rights to anyone, including same-sex couples. The court also ruled that it couldn’t rule on California’s Prop 8 ballot measure, which took away marriage rights for same sex couples. It invali...
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
Friday, March 29, 2013
Out of all the newsworthy comments during this week's Supreme Court debate over the legality of same-sex marriage bans, none was more revealing—or troubling—than that which came from Justice Sonya Sotomayor.
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013

GOP won’t agree to protections for LGBT, immigrant and Native victims of abuse

 Earlier this year, the unthinkable happened. For the first time in almost two decades, the landmark Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was allowed to expire.
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012
Best Buddies: A beautifully balmy evening brought out a record crowd to the My Best Friend Is Straight party, held this year at the lakefront's historic North Point Lighthouse. Greeting guests at the annual Cream City Foundation fundraiser...
Friday, June 8, 2012
The 25th annual PrideFest Milwaukee celebration of lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender communities takes place this weekend on the Summerfest grounds. In addition to fabulous performers and more rainbow stuff than you can shake...

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