Stories tagged: "LGBTQ"


Rainbow-colored lights shine on the White House to celebrate the US Supreme Court's 2015 ruling in favor of same-sex marriage (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Senate Passes Bill to Protect Same-Sex and Interracial Marriage

The Respect for Marriage Act does not require states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but it does require states that ban same-sex marriages to recognize these marriages as long as the marriage was valid in the state where it was performed.

TOPSHOT - A commuity members silhouette is seen through a Pride flag while paying their respects to the victims of the mass shooting at Club Q, an LGBTQ nightclub, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on November 20, 2022. - At least five people were killed and 18 wounded in a mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in the US city of Colorado Springs, police said on November 20, 2022. (Photo by Jason Connolly / AFP) (Photo by JASON CONNOLLY/AFP via Getty Images)
Mass Shooting at Gay Nightclub in Colorado Follows Surge of Right-Wing Rhetoric and Threats Targeting LGBTQ Community

As Republican lawmakers and right-wing media figures have singled out the LGBTQ community with hateful rhetoric, children’s hospitals have faced bomb threats, armed extremist groups have targeted drag-related events, and LGBTQ individuals have been assaulted and now murdered in a mass shooting that left five dead.

Sen Tammy Baldwin floor speech
Tammy Baldwin Gets Republicans to Back a Marriage Equality Bill, Making Final Approval Likely

All 50 Senate Democrats were joined by 12 Republicans in voting ‘yes’ on a procedural vote and advance a bill to protect same-sex marriages. Ron Johnson was not one of them.

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Sen. Ron Johnson will vote against marriage equality legislation

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade – the legal precedent ensuring women have the freedom to make their own reproductive health care decisions – Americans have been left wondering what other fundamental freedoms may be at risk. Chief among them – in no small part due to...

Ron Johnson’s 180 on Same-Sex Marriage Bill: From ‘No Reason to Oppose’ to ‘I Would Not Support It’

The Republican senator also told a local group he’s working on an amendment that could gut the law being proposed by Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin.

An LGBTQ flag flies over the Wisconsin State Capitol (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Conservative Cancel Culture Comes For Wisconsin Teachers’ Pride Flags

A suburban Wisconsin school district is under fire after its school board voted to affirm a policy banning Pride Flags from classrooms. The district, located about 45 minutes outside of Milwaukee, reinterpreted a district policy governing ‘political messages’ in the classrooms of district teachers over the summer. This month, the district school board voted in...

LGBTQ Pride Street Flag Drawing
Legislators Won’t Be Able to Miss the Giant Pride Flag About to Be Painted at the Top of State Street, Next to the Capitol

Conservatives who control the state Assembly will have a bird’s eye view of support for equal treatment, respect, and rights for their LGBTQ constituents, in the privately-funded public art project.