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Appeals Court Reinstates Wisconsin's Voter ID Law

AP | TODD RICHMOND and MICHAEL TARM | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — In a stunningly fast decision, a federal appeals court in Chicago reinstated Wisconsin's voter photo identification law on Friday —...

Next Wave of Marriage Cases Finally Reaches the Supreme Court (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 10.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2014-08-11-ScreenShot20140811at12small.jpgThe Supreme Court generally only hears a small handful of the petitions brought before it. But with so many major marriage rulings in the last year, they are virtually guaranteed to have one or more cases on their docket, with a ruling likely by June 2015.

State Attorneys General Defy Public Support for Gay Marriage (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 09.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2014-07-28-afervid2014728small.jpgAs marriage equality continues to spread from one state in another, a small group of powerful government lawyers is doing everything they can to hold it back. In just the last week attorneys general in at least three states have taken steps to fight gay and lesbian citizens.

Wisconsin Marriage Licenses Halted (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 08.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2014-06-17-ScreenShot20140617at10small.jpgIt's been a tumultuous few days for the freedom to marry in Wisconsin. Thanks to a tussle involving politicians, couples, clerks, and the courts, the state of marriage equality has been changing by the day.

Wisconsin Clerks Issuing Marriage Licenses To Gay Couples Could Face Trouble

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said county clerks who are issuing marriage licenses to gay couples could face trouble, according to the Mi...

Same-Sex Marriages In Wisconsin Can Continue, Judge Rules

Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb refused to issue a stay on Monday against her recent ruling to allow same-sex marriages in Wisconsin. On Friday, ...

Wisconsin Clerks Reverse On Gay Marriage Licenses

Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Gay couples in Wisconsin convinced some county clerks to give them licenses Monday so they could wed before an expected hold on a j...

Eric Holder To State AGs: You Don't Have To Defend Gay Marriage Bans

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder urged his state-level counterparts to recognize that they're not required to defend any state ban on same-sex marria...

Wisconsin Attorney General Appeals Union Law Ruling

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin's attorney general on Tuesday appealed a court ruling repealing major parts of Gov. Scott Walker's law effectively ending c...

New Effort To Reinstate State's Blocked Voter ID Law

Reuters | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE, Aug 21 (Reuters) - A Wisconsin Republican on Tuesday asked the state's highest court to reinstate a vote...

GOP Fear Tactic: Register to Vote and Risk Identity Theft

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

The chief counsel and the communications director for the Republican Party in a press conference sounded the alarm even though they admitted to reporters later that they are aware of no such identity theft having actually occurred, ever.