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Five of Eight Wisconsin Congressional Representatives Vote For Defense of Marriage Act

Five of Eight Wisconsin Congressional Representatives Vote For Defense of Marriage Act

Three Democrats joined by Republicans Steil and Gallagher.

LGBTQ+ Advocates Say Sen. Baldwin’s Marriage Act Is A Relief

LGBTQ+ Advocates Say Sen. Baldwin’s Marriage Act Is A Relief

But concern still expressed over narrow support, religious exemptions.

Sen. Baldwin Says Same-Sex Marriage Bill Will Be Passed After Thanksgiving

Sen. Baldwin Says Same-Sex Marriage Bill Will Be Passed After Thanksgiving

Senate passed bill Wednesday, House action still needed.

Murphy’s Law: Catholic Hospitals Dominate State, Restrict Women’s Choices
Murphy’s Law

Catholic Hospitals Dominate State, Restrict Women’s Choices

Hospitals restrict reproductive procedures, contraception — more than in nearly any state.

Johnson and Barnes Show Clear Differences in First Debate

Johnson and Barnes Show Clear Differences in First Debate

Candidates discussed marijuana, bail reform, Milwaukee crime, gay marriage, gun control and more.

Sen. Jacque Also Got Email From Ginni Thomas

Sen. Jacque Also Got Email From Ginni Thomas

Wife of supreme court justice asked Republican legislator to overturn 2020 election results.

Ginni Thomas Urged Wisconsin Legislators to Overturn Election

Ginni Thomas Urged Wisconsin Legislators to Overturn Election

Wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas sent emails to lawmakers following 2020 election.

Op Ed: Tammy Baldwin’s Big Moment
Op Ed

Tammy Baldwin’s Big Moment

Wisconsin’s Democratic U.S. Senator leads the way toward bipartisan deal on marriage equality.

Sen. Johnson Will Support Same Sex Marriage

Sen. Johnson Will Support Same Sex Marriage

Says Respect for Marriage Act 'unnecessary’ but won’t oppose bill.

Murphy’s Law: Why Steil Supported Same Sex Marriage
Murphy’s Law

Why Steil Supported Same Sex Marriage

Rep. Bryan Steil is only Republican in state to support House bill, as his party swings ever further right.

Congresswoman Gwen Moore Votes to Enshrine Marriage Equality in Federal Law
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Congresswoman Gwen Moore Votes to Enshrine Marriage Equality in Federal Law

Today, Congresswoman Moore voted for the Respect for Marriage Act, which enshrines marriage equality in law for same-sex couples and interracial couples guaranteed by Loving v. Virginia and Obergefell v. Hodges and repeals the Defense of Marriage Act. In response, she released the following statement:

Senator Agard: Statement on the Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising
Outside An Abortion Clinic The Morning Roe Was Overturned

Outside An Abortion Clinic The Morning Roe Was Overturned

Women face harassment as they arrive for procedures they can no longer access.

Rep. Bowen Statement on SCOTUS Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade
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Rep. Bowen Statement on SCOTUS Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

Decision in Dobbs Goes Against the Will of the People and Will Hurt Marginalized Communities Most

Democratic Candidates Opposing Ron Johnson Jump on Abortion Issue

Democratic Candidates Opposing Ron Johnson Jump on Abortion Issue

Leaked Supreme Court draft opinion overruling Roe injects issue into US Senate race.

Op Ed: Justice Thomas, Recusal And Wisconsin
Op Ed

Justice Thomas, Recusal And Wisconsin

U.S. and Wisconsin Supreme Court justices need not recuse no matter how flagrant the conflict of interest.

Op Ed: Why BLOC Endorses Gokalgandhi
Op Ed

Why BLOC Endorses Gokalgandhi

Passionate and dedicated, she would be first South Asian elected official in Milwaukee history.

Supreme Court Rejects Texas Lawsuit

Supreme Court Rejects Texas Lawsuit

Suit was brought Attorney General of Texas, joined by 17 other states.

Op Ed: What Amy Coney Barrett Forgot
Op Ed

What Amy Coney Barrett Forgot

Her omissions during testimony offer clear clues to the kind of justice she will be.

Murphy’s Law: The Curious Campaign of Michele Bryant
Murphy’s Law

The Curious Campaign of Michele Bryant

Why is a Democratic state senator’s chief of staff running against another Democratic senator?

Supreme Court Salvages DACA Protections

Supreme Court Salvages DACA Protections

A narrow majority overturns Trump administration's revocation of DACA.

State’s LGBTQ Groups Celebrate Historic Ruling

State’s LGBTQ Groups Celebrate Historic Ruling

US Supreme Court’s decision bans workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity.

Court Watch: Ruling Limits Involuntary Medication of Inmates
Court Watch

Ruling Limits Involuntary Medication of Inmates

WI Supreme Court says prisoners can’t be forcibly medicated unless they are dangerous.

Data Wonk: Should the Federal Government Keep its Word?
Data Wonk

Should the Federal Government Keep its Word?

The Supreme Court says yes, except Justice Alito, who sees things differently.

Data Wonk: Why Was Election in Pandemic Required?
Data Wonk

Why Was Election in Pandemic Required?

So ruled both the Wisconsin and U.S. Supreme Court. Let’s examine their reasoning.

Supreme Decision

Supreme Decision

Karofsky v. Kelly, stakes are high in state Supreme Court race.

Data Wonk: Judge Adelman Blasts U.S. Supreme Court
Data Wonk

Judge Adelman Blasts U.S. Supreme Court

Getting buzz nationally. Is his critique warranted?

Data Wonk: State Regulators at Issue in High Court Race
Data Wonk

State Regulators at Issue in High Court Race

Justice Dan Kelly seems to side with those out to destroy the “administrative state.”

Cruel and Unusual: Jail Fees Can Leave Inmates in Debt
Cruel and Unusual

Jail Fees Can Leave Inmates in Debt

Counties' 'Pay-to-Stay' fees can leave people with thousands of dollars of debt after prison.

Court Watch: Justice Kelly Will Run For Full Term
Court Watch

Justice Kelly Will Run For Full Term

Conservative appointed to Supreme Court by Walker will face two opponents in 2020.

Neubauer, Hagedorn Spar Over Political Ties

Neubauer, Hagedorn Spar Over Political Ties

Candidates for Supreme Court debate over who is more political or biased.

Murphy’s Law: The Fight Against Gerrymandering
Murphy’s Law

The Fight Against Gerrymandering

Advocates hope their Supreme Court case -- now being rewritten -- will succeed.

The State of Wasted Votes

The State of Wasted Votes

Republican gerrymander wastes up to 10% of state votes, but Supreme Court seems unconcerned.

Data Wonk: Can Democrats Still Contest Gerrymander?
Data Wonk

Can Democrats Still Contest Gerrymander?

Strange Supreme Court decision on Wisconsin redistricting leaves some room for hope.