Voice for Equality: John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp is an American rock singer-songwriter, musician, painter and occasional actor known for his catchy, populist brand of heartland rock. In October of 2010, Mr. Mellencamp objected to the use of his recording of "Pink Houses" by the National Organization for Marriage at one of their anti-marriage equality rallies because he is a supporter of the freedom to marry.

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Summer for Marriage: Love, Commitment, & the #NOMTourFail

Freedom to Marry's Online Organizer Cameron Tolle reflects on the Summer for Marriage tour that mobilized over 4,000 supporters of the freedom to marry to speak out for equality.

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More same sex couples are getting partnership licenses in Wisconsin

Since August of last year Brown, Winnebago and Outagamie counties have seen significant gains in the number of same sex couples receiving domestic partnership licenses.

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Entangling marriage into a political jujitsu

Steve Chapman: "The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) specializes in a form of political jujitsu, leveraging its foes' weight against them."

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Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds marriage equality ban

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld the state's constitutional ban on the freedom to marry and civil unions.

In a 7-0 ruling, the court on Wednesday ruled that the 2006 constitutional amendment was properly put to voters in a statewide referendum.

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Wisconsin State Supreme Court Won’t Take Case on Domestic Partnerships

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
November 4, 2009
The Wisconsin state Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to take an anti-gay case asking the court to strike down the state's new domestic partnership law for same-sex couples. [Link]

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Wisconsin Supreme Court to Hear Marriage Equality Case

Fox11Online.com (Madison, WI)
November 2, 2009

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Tuesday morning a Northeast Wisconsin man’s appeal of a judge's ruling that the man did not have standing to challenge the constitutionality of a state amendment banning marriage equality. [Link]

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Lambda Legal Joins Fair Wisconsin in Fight to Save Legal Protections for Same-Sex Couples and Their

Fair Wisconsin
September 22, 2009
In court papers that will be filed today, Lambda Legal is seeking to intervene on behalf of Fair Wisconsin and its members in a lawsuit brought by an antigay group attempting to strip away newly enacted domestic partnership protections for same-sex couples and their families. [Link]

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EDITORIAL: Domestic Partners Deserve Benefits in Wisconsin

Wisconsin State Journal
August 17, 2009
The Wisconsin State Journal editorial board supports the state's domestic partnership registry, but believes including it in the state budget left the registry vulnerable to legal challenges such as the one recently mounted by the anti-gay group Wisconsin Family Action. [Link]

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OP-ED: Wisconsin Domestic Registry is Step in the Right Direction

Wasau Daily Herald
August 7, 2009
The Wasau Daily Herald editorial board supports Wisconsin's new domestic partnership registry as a step in the right direction, though notes that, "The rights granted to same-sex couples under the state's new domestic partner registry are not nearly the eqivalent of those provided to married couples." [Link]

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