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  • Federal Election Commission Campaign Contribution
    What are the restrictions on Political Action Committees?
    A reader asked the question: “Are PACs allowed to give monies to local, state, and national political parties? If so, are there any caps on their contributions?” That is a good question, so let’s ask the Federal Election...
  • Sweet Cakes by Melissa
    Bigoted bakers still confused about the law
    Notorious bigoted bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein appeared at the Values Voters Summit, and turned it into a party of self pity and blind religious privilege. Melissa Klein broke down and cried over the loss of her bakery Sweet Cakes by Melissa,...
  • Widespread Acceptance
    John Corvino addresses the gay rights debate in Madison county
    On Sept. 25 in Richmond, KY, a group of students, faculty and community members gathered for this year's fourth installment of the Chautauqua lecture series at Eastern Kentucky University. Speaking on the topic "Persuade or Shun? Strategy...
  • Looking Around, Looking Ahead
    Looking Around, Looking Ahead
    There are many roads to equality, but all are one-way streets. We can look around us to appreciate where we've been, and we can reflect together about the road behind us, but we must keep driving forward on this one-way road to complete...
  • Equality
    Timeless, forbidden love finally permitted
    After 72 years, a lesbian couple has finally tied the knot in Davenport, Iowa. Vivian Boyack, 91, and Alice Dubes, 90, were married on Sept. 6 after a long relationship that started when they met in Yale. Both women grew up in Yale before they...
  • Joan Rivers performs gay wedding in New York.
    Fashionably celebrating the life of an Icon
    “Life is very tough. If you don’t laugh, it’s even tougher.” – Joan Rivers (Las Vegas, 2012)With great sadness we say good bye to a fashion icon and comedy legend. Joan Rivers was a great human being, and unstoppable...
  • Michigan Womyn's Music Festival.
    An open letter to Lisa Vogel
    Lisa,I want to say this as lovingly as possible. This might puzzle some of my trans siblings who have witnessed decades of discrimination, exclusion and casual derision, but I believe a loving dialog beats an angry shouting match every time.This...
  • U of Wisconsin Madison
    U of Wisconsin Madison's 'grade redistribution' program
    "I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody." So said then-candidate Barack Obama famously to Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelburger in Toledo as televisions cameras rolled in October 2012. Not...
  • Income inequality
    'They can't take that away from me'
    George Gershwin may be in vogue for Republicans this midterm election season. Not that it would be appropriate or in anyway help their cause. Juan Williams, writes today in a story reported by The Hill that “inequality” can be a...
  • Religion
    God's View on Homosexuality
    On June 17, 2014 I sent a letter to Trinity Lutheran in Watertown, Wisconsin expressing my views on their church sign, which opposed same-sex marriage. They replied to my letter, saying in part,“We don't hate homosexuals. We don't...
  • J.B. Van Hollen
    Wis. Attorney General Threatens Jail for Gay Marriages
    MADISON, WISCONSIN - Last Friday, Federal Judge Barbara Crabb struck down Wisconsin's unconstitutional same-sex marriage ban.Since then, 61 of Wisconsin's 72 counties are complying with the order, issuing marriage licenses to loving same...
  • Miiquality
    Mesa local urges inclusion, Nintendo responds
    The lack ofthe depiction ofsame sexrelationshipsinspired one local Mesa activist, Tye Marini to challenge video game industry super giant Nintendo,overtheirabsence of same sex romance and relationships in their game,Tomodachi Life.Tomodachi Lifeis...
  • International Day Against Homophobia
    GCG President on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
    Hello, I'm Jordan Turner, President of the Global Conservation Group; Wisconsin's largest animal advocacy organization. As an organization that primarily directs our attention towards animals, we are also a strong advocate for humans as...
  • Equality for women throughout the world
    All women are on the front line in Nigeria
    If there ever is to be the age of women in the world, perhaps now more than ever is the tipping point. The Boko Haram kidnapping of schoolgirls in Nigeria marks a low point for all humanity. Malala Yousafzai endured much pain and suffering before...
  • Women Rights
    War on Christians is wrong flag for concern about Middle East repression
    FoxNews waved the Christian flag in a report today titled “Christians persecuted at alarming rate in Iran, Arab world, US report says.” Well, that is what the subject “report” says. This must be one of the Congressional...