Topics :: Wisconsin

Teen GOP Hopeful Faces Backlash Over Anti-Gay Christmas Tweet

By EDGE | Monday Sep 15, 2014
A 19-year-old GOP hopeful for Wisconsin state assembly is facing backlash over a Christmas tweet he sent saying "fags need 2 leave my favorite state alone."

Wis. Judges Grant Adoptions by Same-Sex Married Couples

Thursday Sep 11, 2014
At least two Dane County judges have granted adoptions by same-sex couples, thereby recognizing their marriages.

Wisconsin Appeals Gay Marriage Case to High Court

Tuesday Sep 9, 2014
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a ruling that the state's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional.

Wis. School Adopts Pro-Trans Policy

Friday Sep 5, 2014
A Wisconsin school district has adopted a policy allowing transgender students to use the bathroom and locker room of the gender with which they identify if it's OK with their parents and principals.

Crowds Line Up to Hear Federal Gay Marriage Appeal

By Michael Tarm | Tuesday Aug 26, 2014
The legal skirmish over same-sex marriage shifted Tuesday to a federal appeals court in Chicago, where nearly 200 people lined up hoping to hear arguments in a case challenging gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana.

Wisconsin, Indiana Set to Defend Gay Marriage Bans

By Michael Tarm and Todd Richmond | Tuesday Aug 26, 2014
The legal skirmish over same-sex marriage shifted Tuesday to a federal appeals court in Chicago as attorneys for Wisconsin and Indiana sought to reinstate bans on gay weddings ruled unconstitutional two months earlier.

ACLU: Wis. Gay Marriage Ban has No 'Legitimate Purpose'

By Todd Richmond | Tuesday Aug 5, 2014
Wisconsin's gay marriage ban denies same-sex couples legal protections and serves no legitimate government purpose, the ACLU argued Monday in a brief asking a federal appeals court to preserve a ruling that struck down the prohibition.

Court Upholds Wisconsin Domestic Partner Registry

By Bobby McGuire | Thursday Jul 31, 2014
A 2009 law creating a domestic partner registry that provides limited benefits to same-sex couples does not violate the state's ban on gay marriages, a unanimous Wisconsin Supreme Court said Thursday.

7th Circuit Sets Hearing on Gay Marriage Ban

Friday Jul 25, 2014
Lawyers will argue the constitutionality of gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin in about a month.

Wis. AG: Gay Marriage Isn't a Fundamental Right

Wednesday Jul 23, 2014
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says the U.S. Constitution's equal protection clause doesn't cover sexual orientation the same way it does gender discrimination and there's no fundamental right for gay couples to marry.