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Federal judge overturns Wisconsin's gay marriage ban

Published June 7, 2014 on page A1 of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

By Dana Ferguson, Jason Stein and Patrick Marley

Madison — A federal judge in Madison on Friday overturned Wisconsin’s gay marriage ban, striking down an amendment to the state constitution approved overwhelmingly by voters in 2006 and prompting an emergency action by the state to halt the scores of weddings that began in the state’s two largest cities. 1,948 more words

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Anticipation builds for ruling on Wisconsin gay marriage ban

Published June 5, 2014 in The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

By Dana Ferguson

Garth Wangemann and Roy Badger don’t want a big ceremony. No tuxedos, no receptions — just a nice dinner with a friend so the Riverwest couple can celebrate a marriage they long thought would not be recognized. 1,026 more words

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Will August primaries cut turnout, increase partisanship?

Printed August 16, 2014 on page A1 of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 

By Dana Ferguson

Madison — A long-term trend toward lower partisan primary turnout was accentuated this week, but the jury is still out on whether moving the primary a month earlier has deterred prospective voters. 762 more words

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Follow the Herd: To Delaware

Paul Jones, co-chair of Venture Best, the venture capital practice group at Michael Best, has been selected as a regular contributor of OnRamp Labs, the newest blog addition to the… 160 more words

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To raise awareness and funding for breast cancer research and prevention, the Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and thousands of Brewers fans are joining forces for a placard display that will “Pink Out Miller Park.” 500 more words

Senator Ron Johnson Appealing Decision that Dismissed His Lawsuit Against President Obama

By: Ryan Lovelace

Senator Ron Johnson (R., Wis.) said he will file an appeal today regarding his lawsuit against the president that a judge dismissed last month because of Johnson’s lack of standing. 408 more words


Judges Split and Journalists Merge

Wisconsin’s Supreme Court is still split, though the judges did come together as one  to uphold the legality of the state domestic partner registry, which is pretty much a moot point given that Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage has been ruled unconstitutional and the issue faces a U.S. 686 more words