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InDIGenous Jazz Series: Johannes Wallmann – Love Wins

Type: Performance This Event: * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Dr. Johannes Wallmann is the Director of Jazz Studies and Associate Professor of Music at UW-Madison’s Mead Witter School of Music. Before his arrival at UW, he led jazz studies at California State…

SAGE Mourns the Passing of Edie Windsor

SAGE is deeply saddened to learn of the death of our hero, supporter, and friend, Edie Windsor, on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at the age of 88. Windsor, known nationally for paving the way for the rights of same-sex couples to marry under federal law, worked tirelessly for her beloved LGBT community…

“The Freedom to Marry” Film Screening

Type: Film This Event: * Is LGBTQ hosted * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Woof’s Madison Presents: THE FREEDOM TO MARRY Nationally Acclaimed Documentary Wednesday, August 16th Doors at 6pm // Film at 7pm Tickets $10 suggested donation On Sale Now ➜ http://bit.ly/F2Mwoofs…

Downtown Middleton Wedding Tour 2016

Type: Informational This Event: *May be of interest to the LGBTQ community With the warm weather breaking, it’s time to consider the brilliant days of summer and spectacular weddings to come. Brides, grooms, and anyone with a special date in mind, it’s time to plan for the Downtown Middleton Wedding Tour!…

Madison Area LGBT Wedding Expo

Type: Informational This Event: *Is LGBTQ hosted * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community With marriage equality in Wisconsin, it’s time for couples to start planning for their special day. We know that LGBT individuals – as well as allies – want to do business…

Legislators to introduce bill addressing marriage equality

MADISON – Joined by couples affected by Wisconsin’s outdated marriage and family law statutes, Reps. Mark Spreitzer (D-Beloit), JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milwaukee), and Chris Taylor (D-Madison) will announce legislation modernizing Wisconsin’s statutes to reflect current law on marriage equality on Monday, December 21st at 2:30 PM in the Assembly Parlor at…

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,…

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…

Pocan Statement on Appeals Court Ruling on Wisconsin Gay Marriage Ban

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), a co-chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, today issued the following statement on a decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruling that Wisconsin’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional: “Today’s decision puts Wisconsin back on…

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 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…

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…