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“Dionysus on the Down Low”

Type: Theater This Event: * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Friday, September 22nd, 7:30 pm: Dionysus on the Down Low by Michael Proft (Cedarburg), directed by Dana Pellebon LGBT activist David Okello flees his native Uganda after an anti-homosexuality bill is proposed in…

People Power, grassroots organizing project of the ACLU, comes to Madison

Madison is now home to the newly created People Power, the grassroots-organizing project of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Reacting to the current political climate, People Power was created to protect immigrants from demonization, harassment, and deportation. “As soon as the election was over, we all realized ordinary people…

Dance The Resistance

Type: * Fundraiser * Music * Social This Event: * Is LGBTQ hosted * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Elly Minutiae Fine / DJ ellafine Presents: SATURDAY, MARCH 11: DANCE THE RESISTANCE A dance party benefit for the ACLU Nationwide and Planned Parenthood Doors at 9 PM…

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…

Transgender State Employee Seeks Equality Under State Health Plan

MILWAUKEE – The ACLU of Wisconsin filed a discrimination complaint today with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of Dr. Shannon Andrews, a cancer researcher at the University of Wisconsin Medical School, against the Medical School, the Group Insurance Board, and WPS Insurance, for denying her coverage for…

Supreme Court Upholds Freedom to Marry Nationally

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The Supreme Court of the United States today issued a sweeping ruling in favor of marriage equality. This decision clarified what has been until now a patchwork of relationship protections in this country – 36 states and Washington, D.C. allowed same-sex couples to marry, while 13 states refused.  Now,…

2015 ACLU Bill of Rights Celebration

Type: * Social * Fundraiser This Event: * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin :: 2015 Bill of Rights Celebration Monday, May 18, 2015—11:30 AM-1:00 PM The Concourse Hotel 1 West Dayton Street, Madison $50 per person ($25 is…

Celebrate the Bill of Rights with the ACLU of Wisconsin

Madison, WI:  Join the ACLU of Wisconsin for the 2015 Bill of Rights Celebration! Each year we honor those who fight for the civil liberties and civil rights of all Wisconsinites. This year we recognize the League of Women Voters, the plaintiffs for Marriage Equality in Wisconsin, the volunteer attorneys of…

ACLU Statement on Proposed Amendments to Indiana RFRA

NEW YORK – The ACLU has issued the following statement in response to the Indiana legislature proposing amendments to address the harmful effects of SB 101, a Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) bill: “The events in Indiana over the last week represent a dramatic change in the way our country…

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…

Freedom to Marry Case to be heard next week in cases likely headed to Supreme Court

NATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY RETURNS TO MIDWEST IN CASES LIKELY HEADED TO SUPREME COURT Marriage equality advocates from Indiana and Wisconsin to gather for Chicago rally on eve of U.S. Appellate Court Hearing CHICAGO (August 20, 2014) — The national spotlight on the campaign for marriage equality returns to…

Wisconsin Marriage Equality Coalition to Launch

Wisconsin Unites for Marriage to advocate for the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in WisconsinOn Thursday, August 7, plaintiff couples, community and religious leaders, and other supporters of the freedom to marry for all loving couples will gather in Appleton, Eau Claire, La Crosse, Madison and Milwaukee to announce a…