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ACLU of Wisconsin hires Chris Ott as executive director

MILWAUKEE — The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin has hired Christopher Ott as its new executive director, starting in late March. Ott, a native of Wisconsin, has served as the communications director for the ACLU of Massachusetts in Boston for 10 years, and led the state LGBT rights organization…

Writers Resist

Type: * Fundraiser * Reading * Social This Event: * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Gates of Heaven Synagogue, 302 E Gorham St, Madison, WI 53706 January 15, 2017 from 6 to 9 PM Public encouraged to attend On Martin Luther King Jr.’s…

ACLU Condemns Group Insurance Board’s Decision to Capitulate to Effort to Reinstate Anti-Transgender Health Care Exclusion

MILWAUKEE – The ACLU of Wisconsin condemned the Group Insurance Board’s capitulation to pressure from Attorney General Brad Schimel and Gov. Scott Walker’s insurance commissioner to rescind the GIB’s earlier decision to update state employees’ health insurance plans to cover transition-related care for transgender employees.  The coverage of such medically…

ACLU Wisconsin’s 2016 Bill of Rights Celebration

Type: Social This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Save the date for our annual Bill of Rights Celebration! Passing the Torch: The 2016 Bill of Rights Celebration Saturday, November 19, 5 p.m. Italian Conference Center 631 E Chicago St. Milwaukee, WI 53202 This year, we will honor…

ACLU Dismisses Case Regarding Recognition of June Marriages of Same-Sex Couples

Milwaukee – The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin, the ACLU LGBT Project, and attorneys from Mayer Brown, today voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit they filed in federal court on behalf of same-sex couples married in Wisconsin during the week after June 6, 2014. The case, Bloechl-Karlsen v. Walker, sought recognition…

State of Wisconsin to Recognize June Same-Sex Marriages

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – In September, the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin filed suit in federal court on behalf of same-sex couples married in Wisconsin during the week after June 6 Bloechl-Karlsen v. Walker.  Today, the State of Wisconsin put out a statement saying it would recognize the marriages of approximately 550…

ACLU of Wisconsin files suit on behalf of same-sex couples married in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin filed suit in federal court on behalf of same-sex couples married in Wisconsin during the week after June 6: Bloechl-Karlsen v. Walker. This filing follows last week’s decision out of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals that upheld a previous ruling by the…

ACLU of Wisconsin’s Freedom to Marry Case to go to U.S. Supreme Court

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Today, the Attorney General of Wisconsin appealed the decisions in the marriage equality case Wolf v. Walker to the U.S. Supreme Court.  Last week, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the District Court’s ruling that Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional. The American Civil Liberties Union had challenged the law on behalf…

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Freedom to Marry in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld the district court decision that the discriminatory amendment to the Wisconsin state constitution preventing same-sex couples from marrying is unconstitutional. The decision will go into effect in 21 days, unless the defendants seek a stay of the ruling.  The American Civil…

Faith Leaders Announce Support for the Freedom to Marry

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – On August 5, volunteer attorneys filed an amicus brief from numerous religious organizations, congregations, and individual faith leaders from Indiana and Wisconsin in support of the cases for freedom to marry in those states.  Over eight pages of signers affirmed that “Eliminating discrimination in civil marriage will not impinge…

Wisconsin Unites for Marriage Coalition Launched Today

New statewide marriage equality coalition to advocate for the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Wisconsin On Thursday, August 7, plaintiff couples, community and religious leaders, and other supporters of the freedom to marry for all loving couples gathered in Appleton, Eau Claire, La Crosse, Madison and Milwaukee. They…

ACLU: Lift Stay, Restore Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Attorneys for the ACLU filed a motion asking Judge Barbara Crabb to vacate the stay she entered and allow marriages for same-sex couples to continue until the state appeals or decides an appeal is futile. On June 6, Crabb issued an opinion striking down Wisconsin’s ban on marriage for…