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Wisconsin

Healthcare

On Our Radar – What It Is Is Beautiful – Fourth Graders Take On LEGO

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 9:49 AM June 22, 2014
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Wisconsin elementary school students asked LEGO to “represent and celebrate more cultures.” Today, ending gender and cultural stereotyping is On Our Radar.

Marriage

Breaking: Federal Judge Stays Her Week-Old Ruling, Halting Wisconsin Marriages

by David Badash ● 6:43 PM June 13, 2014
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It’s been just seven days since U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Crabb struck down Wisconsin’s same-sex marriage ban, and now she’s issued a stay on her week-old ruling.

Marriage

Breaking: Federal Judge Postpones Ruling On Wisconsin Same-Sex Marriage

by David Badash ● 2:59 PM June 13, 2014
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A federal court judge has decided to postpone her ruling, possibly until later today, on the status of same-sex marriages in the state of Wisconsin.

Marriage

After Judge Rules Marriages May Continue, 42 Wisconsin Counties Issue Licenses

by David Badash ● 6:12 PM June 9, 2014
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After Judge Barbara Crabb around 1:00 PM today ruled she would not intervene, the number of counties issuing marriage licenses shot up to at least 42. There are 72 counties in Wisconsin.

Marriage

Breaking: Federal Judge Refuses To Halt Same-Sex Marriage In Wisconsin

by David Badash ● 3:28 PM June 9, 2014
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Now, Judge Crabb has ruled she will not halt future marriages, despite language in her ruling that had led most clerks to believe it had not yet gone into effect.

Marriage

Wisconsin: Hundreds Of Same-Sex Couples Marrying Despite Many Clerks Denying Licenses

by David Badash ● 1:00 PM June 9, 2014
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Since U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb ruled that Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional Friday afternoon, about three hundred couples have married.

Equality Forum

13 Happy Photos From Wisconsin’s First Day Of Marriage Equality

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:16 AM June 7, 2014
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At least 128 couples married yesterday in Wisconsin. Have a look at some of the celebration.

Marriage

Photos: Same-Sex Couples Marrying In Wisconsin!

by David Badash ● 7:41 PM June 6, 2014
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Some county offices staying open until 9 PM tonight and will be open tomorrow!

Marriage

Breaking: Same-Sex Couples Marrying In Wisconsin As AG Fights For Emergency Stay

by David Badash ● 7:16 PM June 6, 2014
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Despite wording that appears to delay a federal court judge’s ruling that struck down Wisconsin’s same-sex marriage ban, one county clerk has already begun marrying couples this afternoon.

Civil Rights

Federal Judge Strikes Down Wisconsin’s Voter Suppression Law

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:47 AM April 30, 2014
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“It is absolutely clear that (Wisconsin’s Voter ID Law) will prevent more legitimate votes from being cast than fraudulent votes.” – Judge Lynn Adelman

Marriage

Wisconsin Same-Sex Couple Files Lawsuit In Supreme Court For Right To Marry

by David Badash ● 2:29 PM April 16, 2014
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Katherine Halopka-Ivery and Linda Halopka-Ivery, a Wisconsin same-sex couple, have just filed a lawsuit in the state Supreme Court asking for the right to marry.

Actions

Wisconsin GOP State Senator Lambastes His Republican Party

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:58 PM March 20, 2014
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“I am not willing to defend them anymore. I’m just not and I’m embarrassed by this.” – Wisconsin GOP State Senator Dale Schultz

ENDA

Tammy Baldwin Tells John Boehner ENDA Will Pass: ‘Just Bring It Up For A Vote’ (Video)

by David Badash ● 2:07 PM November 11, 2013
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Tammy Baldwin last week told John Boenher that he he would let ENDA come to the floor for a vow it would pass. “Just bring it up for a vote,” the Democrat from Wisconsin urged.

Actions

Thank You, Congressman Ribble, From Nine Million Women And Their Babies

by Guest Author ● 2:14 PM October 23, 2013
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Guest author Lon Newman, president of Wisconsin’s Family Planning Health Services, asked two GOP congressman for help when the shutdown threatened the WIC program that supplies milk and fresh produce to children and pregnant women. He got two very different reactions.