LGBTQ Category Archive

  • Wisconsin Among 11 States Suing Over Obama Administration’s Mandate on Gender Identity

    Wisconsin is joining 10 other states in a federal lawsuit to challenge President Barack Obama’s mandate requiring all public K-12 and postsecondary schools to allow students to use locker rooms and restrooms...

    Milwaukee Business Journal, 05/23/2016
  • Bradley Win Adds Another Conservative Vote to Supreme Court

    One Wisconsin Now hit Bradley the hardest, exposing writings Bradley authored while she was in college in 1992 bashing gays, AIDS sufferers and feminists.

    Associated Press, 04/06/2016
  • New Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley’s Homophobic Quotes Are Despicable

    In college newspaper columns — unearthed by One Wisconsin Now — Bradley referred to gay people as "degenerates" who participated in "AIDS-producing sex."

    Mic, 04/06/2016
  • Wisconsin’s New Supreme Court Justice Once Sneered At “Queers,” “Degenerates” Who Were Dying Of AIDS

    One Wisconsin Now tracked down some of Bradley’s opinion columns she wrote while a student at Marquette University in the early 1990s.

    Queerty, 04/06/2016
  • Vote for JoAnne Kloppenburg for Wisconsin Supreme Court

    Thanks to the revelations by a watchdog group, One Wisconsin Now, we now know that Rebecca Bradley showed terrible judgment.

    Shepherd Express, 03/29/2016
  • Wisconsin’s Leading Homophobic Group Gets Behind Rebecca Bradley, Wisconsin’s Most Homophobic State Supreme Court Justice

    Wisconsin’s leading right-wing homophobic organization, Wisconsin Family Action, has joined the fray in trying to put fellow homophobe Rebecca Bradley on the state high court.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/28/2016
  • Rebecca Bradley Headed to Homophobic Presidential Candidate Cruz Endorsement Event

    First it was homophobe David Clarke, then it was homophobe Rebecca Kleefisch and now Ted Cruz, literally the most homophobic candidate to ever run for president.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/23/2016
  • Rebecca Bradley Repeatedly Embraces Judicial Role Model Who Shared Her Extremist Views

    She is desperately trying to convince the public she does not hold extreme and out of touch views on members of the LGBTQ community and women’s health care.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/18/2016
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Also Attacked Feminists: ‘Angry, Militant, Man-Hating Lesbians’

    She says the revelations that came out this week – thanks to a liberal non-profit, One Wisconsin Now.

    New Civil Rights Movement, 03/09/2016
  • Rebecca Bradley Apologizes for Student Columns Calling AIDS Patients ‘degenerates’ and Gays ‘queers’

    Liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now disclosed the writings, published in the Marquette Tribune, at a state Capitol news conference Monday.

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/08/2016
  • Rebecca Bradley Apologizes for Student Columns Calling AIDS Patients ‘degenerates’ and Gays ‘queers’

    A spokeswoman for Gov. Scott Walker, who appointed Bradley to three judgeships in as many years — including as Supreme Court justice last fall — said Monday that “neither the Governor nor...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/08/2016
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley on Anti-Gay Pieces: ‘I Am Frankly Embarrassed’

    Liberal group One Wisconsin Now released a column and two letters to the editor Bradley wrote in February and November 1992 that appeared in the Marquette Tribune, the student newspaper.

    WMAQ-TV, 03/07/2016
  • Wisconsin Justice Apologizes For Student Columns Going Off On ‘Queers’ And AIDS

    The columns were surfaced Monday by progressive activist group One Wisconsin Now.

    Talking Points Memo, 03/07/2016
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Apologizes for Anti-gay Opinion Pieces

    The liberal group One Wisconsin Now revealed one column and two letters to the editor that Bradley wrote in February and November 1992 when she was a student at Marquette University.

    Chicago Tribune, 03/07/2016
  • Rebecca Bradley’s Published Writings Reveal Opinions That Cross Line Into Hate Speech

    Rebecca Bradley wrote a series of hateful and venomous attacks on gay people and people living with HIV, according to articles obtained by One Wisconsin Now.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/07/2016
  • Rebecca Bradley in 1992: ‘Queers’ With AIDS, Addicts Merit No Sympathy

    Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now, said Bradley's columns from more than two decades ago were relevant now because of the tenor of her comments and her unwillingness during the campaign to talk about her views on social issues and other matters that may come before the court.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/07/2016
  • Scott Walker’s Handpicked State Supreme Court Justice’s College Writings: ‘Homosexual Sex Kills’

    One Wisconsin Now, a non-profit, non-partisan group, describes Justice Bradley's writings as "a series of hateful and venomous attacks on gay people and people living with HIV."

    New Civil Rights Movement, 03/07/2016
  • Justice Rebecca Bradley Apologizes for Anti-Gay Opinion Pieces She Wrote As a College Student

    The liberal group One Wisconsin Now got ahold of college newspaper columns and letters to the editor that Bradley wrote while enrolled at Marquette University in 1992.

    WUWM-FM, 03/07/2016
  • Wisconsin High Court Justice Once Called Gays ‘Degenerates,’ ‘Abnormal’

    One Wisconsin Now and People for the American Way distributed copies of Bradley’s writings at a press conference Monday at the state capitol in Madison, four weeks before the state’s Supreme Court election, the Journal Sentinel reports.

    The Advocate, 03/07/2016
  • Brian Evans: GOP Should Flush Bathroom Bill Once and for All

    Given that all of these issues can be traced to the failed policies of Kremer’s Republican-led Legislature, maybe he should be focusing his “time” in the next legislative session on priorities more important than shaming transgender students

    Capital Times, 02/24/2016
  • GOP Should Flush Kremer’s Transphobic Bathroom Bill, Once and For All

    Maybe Rep. Jesse Kremer should be focusing his “time” in the next legislative session on priorities more important than shaming transgender students.

    Brian Evans, 02/22/2016
  • Assembly Republicans Hold Public Hearing on Legislation to Discriminate Against Transgender School Students

    Singling out transgender youths and students is the latest giant leap backwards being considered by the Assembly Republican legislative majority.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/19/2015
  • ‘Bathroom Bill’ Aimed at Transgender Students a Joint Effort Between Jesse Kremer, Julaine Appling

    "That playing bathroom monitor counts as lawmaking is a sad commentary on how Gov. Walker and the GOP-controlled legislature are running Wisconsin."

    Capital Times, 10/26/2015
  • Wisconsin Democrats Push Back on Bathroom Bill Aimed at Transgender Students

    That Jesse Kremer specifically avoided talking to people in the transgender community or their advocates is all the evidence you need that (his) bill is designed to attack transgender young people.

    Capital Times, 10/14/2015
  • Gov. Scott Walker Wants Clearer Rules on Bathrooms for Transgender Students

    Gov. Scott Walker Thursday came out in favor of clearer rules on which bathrooms can be used by transgender students in public schools. The Republican governor was reacting to a proposal by...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/08/2015
  • Rep. Jesse Kremer Says His Bill to Place Gender Restrictions on School Bathrooms Will Increase Safety, Dignity

    Republicans like Jesse Kremer and Steve Nass now they want in our teenagers' bathrooms. It's disgraceful, it's deceitful and it's beyond big government.

    Capital Times, 10/07/2015
  • Scott Walker Opposes Proposal That Would Allow Gay Boy Scout Leaders

    “I have had a lifelong commitment to the Scouts and support the previous membership policy because it protected children and advanced Scout values.”

    Independent Journal Review, 07/14/2015
  • Walker Calls for Constitutional Amendment to Allow States to Ban Same-sex Marriage

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, seizing the moment after the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling legalizing same-sex marriage, called Friday for a Constitutional amendment that would allow the states to decide whether gay marriage...

    Politico, 06/26/2015
  • Scott Walker’s Record on Religious Issues

    Have decisions to try to undermine state law requiring contraceptive equity and lawsuits to block marriage equality been informed by political ambition?

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/09/2015
  • Scott Walker’s Record on LGBTQ Issues

    Scott Walker's standard response to LGBTQ question had been that because he does not have a role in court decisions, and his opinion does not matter.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/08/2015
  • Thousands Sign One Wisconsin Now Petition Demanding Wisconsin Cease Business With Indiana

    The people of Wisconsin are sending a clear message: bigotry disguised as ‘religious freedom’ is still bigotry.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/03/2015
  • Don’t Do Business With Indiana

    Sign our petition telling Gov. Scott Walker to make it clear to Indiana that Wisconsin is against discrimination!

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/30/2015
  • Walker Allowed State to Contest & Appeal Marriage Ruling, Resulting in State Ultimately Owing $1.1 Million to the ACLU in Legal Fees

    The State of Wisconsin’s unsuccessful court battle to prevent gay marriage will cost taxpayers more than $1 million, under an agreement released Friday. State Attorney General Brad Schimel, a Republican, and attorneys...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/27/2015
  • Five Debate Questions for Brad Schimel

    In advance of this afternoon’s first Attorney General, One Wisconsin Now has proposed a series of questions Schimel should answer to the people of Wisconsin.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/12/2014
  • #WalkerAt20: Failure to Respect Diversity

    You'd think Scott Walker would show at least some commitment to representing the diversity of Wisconsin's 5.5 million residents. But Gov. Walker has shown by his actions that if you're not rich, white and straight, he doesn't have time for you.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/20/2013
  • ‘Swinging’ Kim Simac Signed Shockingly Strict Marriage Declaration

    Because spouse-swapping Simac has such a peculiar personal past, the public has a right to call foul over her hypocrisy in signing the abhorrent Manhattan Declaration.

    Cody Oliphant, 07/10/2011
  • Despite Walker Efforts, State Supreme Court Upheld the Domestic Partnership Registry

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the state’s domestic partnership registry Thursday, ensuring same-sex couples will retain certain rights no matter how a federal court rules on the state’s constitutional amendment banning gay...

    Capital Times, 03/24/2011
  • Walker Left Defense of the State Law to LGBT Advocacy group

    After his 2010 election Walker fired Pines, leaving defense of the law up to gay rights advocate Fair Wisconsin and other interested parties that had intervened in the case. Pines said Thursday...

    Capital Times, 03/24/2011
  • Walker Fired Lawyers Defending State Domestic Partnership Registry Law

    Gov. Scott Walker has fired the lawyers defending the state in a challenge to Wisconsin’s domestic partnership law. But the governor’s spokesman said his office “is still working to appoint a new...

    Capital Times, 03/24/2011
  • Right Wing’s “National Marriage Week” Failing Miserably

    Early last week Wisconsin Family Action made a thrilling announcement: Republican Gov. Scott Walker had issued a National Marriage Week proclamation! While many view the week as nothing more than a thinly-veiled...

    Cody Oliphant, 02/08/2011
  • Van Hollen Claims on Voter Fraud Are Out of This World

    It is long-since known, JB Van Hollen will do anything, go to any length, dispatch any resource at the taxpayer-financed Wisconsin Department of Justice to further his partisan political agenda. We all...

    Scot Ross, 01/30/2011
  • Introducing Wisconsin’s New Conservative Overlords: Meet the Majority

    Behold, our latest project —, where we pull back the slimy, cold-blanket of rhetoric and deception and expose the extremism and failed policies of the new members of the conservative legislative...

    Robert Doeckel, 01/05/2011
  • Standing Up for Free Speech and LGBT Rights

    Call it killing two birds with one stone: here’s the WisconsinEye panel discussion featuring One Wisconsin Now’s fearless leader Scot Ross defending free speech — in regards our recent lawsuit — AND taking...

    Cody Oliphant, 09/09/2010
  • From the Mouths of the Tea Party

    It just never ends with these folks. Weve reported time and again whats really behind the Tea Party movement ” the extremism, the hatred, the violent rhetoric, the racism, the intolerance. Now...

    Robert Doeckel, 04/12/2010
  • Has Everyone Forgotten McCain Co-Chair Van Hollen’s Last Partisan Lawsuit?

    For the most part, JB Van Hollen does little more than put out occasional press releases about small settlements he’s collected and press releases about larger settlements begun under his predecessor. Oh,...

    Scot Ross, 03/24/2010
  • Walker Vetoed County Domestic Partner Benefits Study

    A Milwaukee County Board committee on Monday recommended that the full board sustain County Executive Scott Walker’s veto of a measure that would lay the groundwork for granting domestic partner health benefits...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12/14/2009
  • Scott Walker Still Hates Gays

    One might ask Walker to join the 21st century or stop taking benefits on the government teat. Ask him loudly, in fact. Again, Walker if Milwaukee can give your family health care...

    Scot Ross, 11/05/2009
  • Walker’s Message to Gay Haters: “I Hate Gays”

    Read Milwaukee County’s life-long-health-benefits-on-the-public-dime Executive Scott Walker’s statement on the Milwaukee County Board’s Personnel Committee decision to support domestic partner benefits for employees. ‘€œI will veto the Domestic Partner Benefits plan approved...

    Scot Ross, 10/25/2009