Rep. Tammy Baldwin’s Statement on Wisconsin Supreme Court Ruling in McConkey v. J.B. Van Hollen, et al.

June 30, 2010

from the Office of Rep. Tammy Baldwin

Like many Wisconsinites, I am disappointed in the substantive effect of today’s Wisconsin Supreme Court decision in the case of McConkey v. J.B. Van Hollen, et al. The ballot initiative that spurred this case was more a matter of politics than principle.

Regrettably, Wisconsinites, including many LGBT families, must live with a state constitution that enshrines discrimination.

While the effect of this ruling is a setback in our effort to repeal the discriminatory constitutional amendment banning marriage equality and civil unions, we will continue our quest for equality.


New York Lawmakers Back Bereavement Leave for Gays

June 30, 2010

by Michael Virtanen | Associated Press

New York businesses would have to extend funeral and bereavement leave to unmarried same-sex couples under a bill passed by the Legislature and awaiting Gov. David Paterson’s signature.

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Gov. Carcieri Vetoes Bill to Expand Rhode Island Hate Crimes Law

June 30, 2010

by Joe Siegel | EDGE Boston

Rhode Island Gov. Don Carcieri vetoed a bill on Wednesday, June 23, that would have expanded the state’s definition of a hate crime.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Gay Marriage Ban

June 30, 2010

by Ryan J. Foley | Associated Press

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld the state’s constitutional ban on gay marriage and civil unions.

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Kagan to Sessions: I Oppose Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

June 29, 2010

Case Challenges ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Policy

June 29, 2010

from the Associated Press

A judge has agreed to hear a case challenging the U.S. government’s “don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy against openly gay soldiers.

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Gay Couples Pay More for Less

June 29, 2010

by Eileen AJ Connelly | Associated Press

Judy Weatherly and Nancy Burke

After Judy Weatherly lost her job as a director at a mental health clinic, the price she and her spouse, Nancy Burke, had to pay for health insurance skyrocketed.

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