LGBTQ Category Archive


  • Moralist Crusader Nass Familiar With the Legal System

    As the one of the state’€™s foremost moral crusaders, Rep. Steve Nass (R-Whitewater) is thundering about the need to expel Rep. Jeff Wood (Not an R-Chippewa Falls) from the legislature because of...

    Scot Ross, 09/27/2009
  • Peacemakers Honored for Lifetimes of Work

    Two Madison college professors with religious backgrounds, who have worked tirelessly to change the world, will be honored for their lifetimes of activism on Oct. 3 by the Wisconsin Network for Peace...

    Bill Christofferson, 09/14/2009
  • Blogger Falls for Van Hollen’s Flip-flop on Domestic Partners

    Owen Robinson from Boots & Sabers was on WPR’s Week in Review to defend JB Van Hollen’s refusal to represent the state in its efforts to extend basic legal protections, such as...

    Cody Oliphant, 08/27/2009
  • Four Issues in Van Hollen’s Refusal to Defend the State on Domestic Partner Protections

    With Attorney General JB Van Hollen announcing last week he is refusing to perform the duties for which he was elected, four critical considerations must be made in judging his decision: 1....

    Anna Landmark, 08/24/2009
  • Van Hollen Plays Politics With Flip-Flop on Domestic Partner Protections

    “The Legislature or the governing body of a political subdivision or local governmental unit is not precluded from authorizing or requiring that a right or benefit traditionally associated with marriage be extended...

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/20/2009
  • Domestic Partner Foe Appling: Lying to Us Then, Or Now?

    Appling: “If the state Legislature wants to take up adoption and inheritance rights, it can do that” if the amendment becomes law, Appling said. “Nothing in the second sentence prohibits that.” [Associated...

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/22/2009
  • Sign the Petition Today — Make Domestic Partners Protections a Reality

    What if your partner was in the hospital and you legally couldn’t visit him or her? Or if you got seriously ill, and your partner couldn’t take time off from work to...

    Scot Ross, 05/19/2009
  • You Know Who Really Grinds My Gears? Steve Nass.

    You may have seen this story last week in the Wisconsin State Journal about a four-way jabfest between One Wisconsin Now, Mark Pocan, Nass, and the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (Leah Vukmir took...

    Cody Oliphant, 03/01/2009
  • Domestic Partner Foes Fitzgerald, Appling: Lying to Us Then, Or Now?

    Sen. Scott Fitzgerald and his right wing allies like Julaine Appling said over and over the ban wasn’t about domestic partners. Now they have done a complete 180.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/22/2009
  • A Video to All of You Who Voted to Write Hate Into Wisconsin’s Constitution

    The Courage Campaign, a California organization with a similar mission as One Wisconsin Now, has produced a powerful video about efforts to overturn more than 18,000 previously-legal same sex marriages in the...

    Scot Ross, 02/05/2009
  • OWN Launches Phone Call Campaign to Demand Wisconsin Law Firm to Drop Discrimination Amendment Case

    Yesterday, OWN launched a campaign asking citizens from across Wisconsin to call on Wisconsin law firm Whyte, Hirschboeck and Dudek to drop a case involving one of their attorneys working on behalf...

    Robert Doeckel, 01/26/2009
  • OWN Fact Sheet – McSame Old, McSame Old

    With each passing week, food and gas prices climb higher and higher, while thousands of Americans are losing their jobs and their homes. Seniors are still forced to choose between buying food...

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/02/2008
  • They Said It Wouldn’t Happen

    Although Wisconsinites passed the ‘€œmarriage amendment’€ in 2006, polls at the time showed that they were supportive of domestic partnerships and civil unions. Advocates warned that the amendment would endanger both. Supporters...

    Cory Liebmann, 05/12/2008
  • The Things They Say When They Think We’re Not Listening

    ‘€œStudies show that no society that has totally embraced homosexuality has lasted more than, you know, a few decades. So it’€™s the death knell of this country.’€ ‘€œI honestly think it’€™s the...

    Cory Liebmann, 04/17/2008
  • Walker Says Domestic Partner Benefits Provided by Milwaukee County Too Expensive

    “I’ve had concerns about (county benefits) in general because of the cost. Quite frankly, I think people are fed up with a number of benefits given at the county level. The last...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 04/21/2002
  • Walker Voted For Legislation to Prohibit Same Sex Marriage

    The bill prohibited same sex marriages from occurring in Wisconsin and prohibited the state from recognizing a same sex marriage performed in another state where it was legal. (Assembly Journal)

    1997 AB 104, 05/13/1997