New & Noteworthy:

Milwaukee WI

Archives | Mentions:

Page 1 of 5123...Last »

‘Kinky Boots’ star: From backup dancer to leading man in high-kicking tour

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Kyle-Taylor-Parker-2
NEW YORK -- Kyle Taylor Parker is going from backup dancer to leading man - but staying in 6-inch heels. The performer who has been in "Kinky Boots" since it made its debut in Chicago in 2012 will step into Billy Porter's formidable high heels as the star of the [...]

Filed under: , , , ,

Lawsuit alleging civil rights were violated when gay couples married is dismissed

Monday, June 30, 2014
Bob Braun
MILWAUKEE — A lawsuit filed by a Wisconsin man who claimed that his civil rights were being violated because same-sex couples were marrying has been dismissed. Bob Braun of West Allis, Wis., filed a small-claims suit against Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele for issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples earlier... [...]

Filed under: , , ,

Wis. governor, Democratic challenger spar over same-sex marriage

Monday, June 16, 2014
Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) and Democratic challenger Mary Burke
MADISON, Wis. -- Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke sparred over same-sex marriage on Monday, with Burke saying the Republican incumbent was waffling on whether he believes gay couples should be able to get married in Wisconsin. Both Burke and Walker were asked about their positions on gay [...]

Filed under: , , , , , , ,

Wis. Democrats seek federal benefits for married, same-sex couples

Monday, June 16, 2014
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.)
MILWAUKEE -- The four Democratic members of Wisconsin's congressional delegation are asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to recognize the marriages of gay couples who recently wed in Wisconsin. More than 500 couples wed from June 6 to Friday after a federal judge declared Wisconsin's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional. [...]

Filed under: , , , , , ,

More than 500 married, same-sex couples in Wisconsin left in legal limbo

Saturday, June 14, 2014
Rev. Tony Larsen and his partner Craig Matheus are refused a marriage license by Racine County Clerk Wendy Christensen in the clerk's office inside the Racine County Courthouse on Friday, June 13, 2014.
MILWAUKEE -- A federal judge's order for Wisconsin officials to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses didn't address the legal status of the more than 550 gay marriages conducted in the last week, and subsequent statements by state officials have not removed the uncertainty. [...]

Filed under: , , , ,

Federal judge puts same-sex marriages in Wisconsin on hold pending appeal

Friday, June 13, 2014
Sun Prairie, Wis., residents David Tyer, left, and Wesley Radtke exchange rings as Dane County Circuit Court Judge Rhonda Lanford presides over a marriage ceremony on the steps of the City County Building in Madison, Wis. Friday, June 6, 2014.
MADISON, Wis. -- Same-sex marriages have been put on hold in Wisconsin by a federal judge who last week struck down the state's gay marriage ban as unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb's ruling Friday means that same-sex marriages, which have been taking place across the state for a week, [...]

Filed under: , , , ,

Judge suggests she will put same-sex marriages in Wisconsin on hold

Friday, June 13, 2014
U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb
MADISON, Wis. -- The federal judge who struck down Wisconsin's ban on same sex marriage a week ago strongly suggested Friday she would put that ruling on hold, but said she likely would issue a clear order by the end of the day. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb didn't immediately [...]

Filed under: , , , ,

Judge to hold hearing on Wisconsin same-sex marriages

Friday, June 13, 2014
Rev. Tony Larsen and his partner Craig Matheus are refused a marriage license by Racine County Clerk Wendy Christensen in the clerk's office inside the Racine County Courthouse on Friday, June 13, 2014, in Racine, Wis. Racine County is one of a minority of counties in Wisconsin currently continuing to refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
MADISON, Wis. -- Both sides of the fight over same-sex marriages in Wisconsin are headed back to federal court for a hearing that could determine whether the weddings can continue. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb scheduled the hearing for 1 p.m. on Friday. [...]

Filed under: , , , , ,

Local resident to file lawsuit to stop Milwaukee County same-sex weddings

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Bob Braun
MILWAUKEE — A Wisconsin man says the the legal process is moving too slowly so he’s filing a lawsuit to stop same-sex weddings in Milwaukee County, claiming that his civil rights are being violated because gay couples are marrying. [...]

Filed under: , , ,

Wis. AG threatens clerks could face prosecution for issuing same-sex marriage licenses

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen (R-Wis.)
MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen warned county clerks Thursday that prosecutors could charge them for issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, saying the state's gay marriage ban remains in effect despite a federal judge's ruling that it's unconstitutional. [...]

Filed under: , , , ,

Page 1 of 5123...Last »