Madison — The rougly 500 same-sex couples who married in June will have their partnerships recognized by the state of Wisconsin and couples will be able to amend past tax returns, Gov. Scott Walker’s administration ordered Monday.
The Republican governor, an opponent of same-sex marriage, made his order after the U.S. Supreme Court last week rejected Wisconsin’s appeal to reinstate its gay marriage ban. Walker spokeswoman Laurel Patrick said his administration would now treat same-sex and opposite-sex couples the same for issuing wedding licenses and “determining the rights, protections, obligations or benefits of marriage.”
Tagged Posts: lgbtq
October 13th, 2014
October 8th, 2014
People often say that same-sex marriage now is like interracial marriage in the 60s. But in terms of public opinion, same-sex marriage now is like interracial marriage in the 90s, when it had already been legal nationwide for 30 years. (x)
October 6th, 2014
Gov. Scott Walker says the effort to prevent same-sex marriages is “over in Wisconsin” after the U.S. Supreme Court turned away appeals from Wisconsin and four other states.
September 18th, 2014
The difference between bisexuality and pansexuality: a powerpoint guide.
… but….why put the my little ponies in there…….
1. Because they match the color scheme of the pride flags
2. I like ponies.
3. It reenforces the light and cheerful tone of the overall powerpoint.
This is probably one of the best and least offensive/erasing guides out there and people are complaining about the ponies.
This is important
August 3rd, 2014
(Just a Few of) The Federal Benefits of Marriage Equality
What we didn’t have yesterday.
THIS IS WHY IT’S HUGE
You mean people didn’t used to qualify for these things?
Married people qualify for these things. Which means in most states, same-sex couples do not.
That’s the joke! Ha ha haHaHaHA! Ha… ha…
I’m sad, now.
But in all seriousness, I’m so happy this is getting around even more. I was excited when I compiled this, though I have to admit, I was a little more optimistic that it would either be 1. legal in all states by now, and/or 2. common knowledge for people. Yes, our rights are significantly less than your average person and it does indeed suck. Our state still inflicts a shitton of red tape upon K’s and my marriage, and we still don’t have basic rights. Tax season is a goddamned nightmare, and that’s the least of our worries in regards to state laws and regulations.
July 25th, 2014
I don’t think I’ve seen any mention of this song (Hozier - “Take Me To Church”) on my dashboard yet which I find sort of baffling. This might be one of the most powerful music videos I’ve ever seen.
(Warning: contains intense scenes of homophobia and violence)
As the song is from a male singer and references a woman it didn’t occur to me that it could be used in this context until I heard a snippet of an interview with him talking about it on the radio (where, on my local station of choice anyway, the song has been getting a lot of play lately). His comments on it (such as here) seem to suggest that the song is essentially meant to be about sex and the church’s history of shaming people for their sexual desires, and “about asserting yourself and reclaiming your humanity through an act of love.” From what I understand, as a straight man (inferred from his comments) he’s using his own relationship with a female lover as a personal example in the lyrics but through this video wanted to take an opportunity to make a broader point in the context of anti-LGBTQ violence happening in Russia.
I know in the past these sort of pro-LGBTQ efforts by non-LGBTQ musicians has gotten some backlash, often for being inelegantly handled, but I really like what this guy has to say. (“You have to recognize in yourself, and challenge yourself, that if you see racism or homophobia or misogyny in a secular society, as a member of that society, you should challenge it. You owe it to the betterment of society.”)
June 30th, 2014
THIS IS SO IMPORTANT
QUEER PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW THEIR HISTORY
Funny how people conveniently forget what pride is about in the first place.
June 19th, 2014
In 1999, an unplanned, illicit kiss between two Sims characters made the game the talk of a video-game conference.
June 18th, 2014
There is constantly a need for diversity within the representations. It’s just as limiting to say there’s only one kind of gay story, just as it’s limiting to say there’s only one kind of straight one. As for how much being gay is central to the character’s identity or story — as in life that totally depends on who the character is and what he or she is going through. …
I think it’s dangerous to talk about ‘Oh, that character just happens to be gay’ as some kind of goal for us and our literature. The important thing is to show as much of the spectrum as possible, and to continue to investigate it.
David Levithan in an interview with the Associated Press on the representation of LGBTQ teens in YA (via diversityinya)
June 14th, 2014
MADISON (AP) — 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…