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07.30.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
I wasn’t able to attend last week’s Voices of Faith meeting, which featured a talk given by Rev. Mari Castellanos, Public Policy Advocate with the United Church of Christ’s national office, but I was able to speak with her beforehand about the bridges being built by the LGBT community and people of faith. That’s a topic made especially relevant by the formation of Voices of Faith, a project wi...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The legal challenge to the same-sex marriage ban continues

Did 59% of the state’s voters approve an unconstitutional amendment in 2006? That’s what UW-Oshkosh professor William McConkey argues in his case against the state, which will be heard by the Wisconsin Supreme Court this fall. If McConkey prevails, Article 13 of the state Constitution...
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009

Did conservatives lie to the voters?

Three years ago, before the majority of the state’s voters approved a constitutional amendment that prohibited same-sex marriage and civil unions, supporters argued that the ban only affected the legal status of those two relationships. In contrast, domestic partnerships and the benefits granted by them...
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Same-sex marriages performed in California could mean trouble

Last month, the California Supreme Court struck down Proposition 22, a ballot referendum in which 61% of the state’s residents voted that the word “marriage” should only pertain to a union between a man and a woman. Since then, hundreds of same-sex couples from across the country have flocked to California to say “I do.”
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
The state Legislature overwhelmingly passed the Great Lakes Water Compact last week, which creates new rules regarding water taken out of the Great Lakes basin. The agreement was years in the making, and for lengthy, highly technical bill, it provided plenty of drama.