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Voters approve gay marriage in Maine, Maryland

Written by WiG Tuesday, 06 November 2012 23:29

Voters on Nov. 6 approved measures to legalize same-sex marriage in Maine and in Maryland.

A measure to legalize gay marriage in Washington was polling ahead late Nov. 6 while an anti-gay effort to amend the Minnesota constitution to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman was facing defeat.

Live blogging from Tammy Baldwin's election night headquarters

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff reporter
Tuesday, 06 November 2012 18:18

Political history could be made tonight for the State of Wisconsin and for all LGBT Americans.

Tammy Baldwin party set for Madison

Written by WiG Tuesday, 06 November 2012 10:23

Tammy Baldwin, who is running against Tommy Thompson for the Senate, will hold her election night party in Madison.

The party will take place at the Monona Terrace, Madison Ballroom, 1 John Nolen Drive, beginning at 8 p.m.

Worries over Kansas school board candidate's ties to anti-gay church

Written by AP Tuesday, 06 November 2012 06:04

Educators and political leaders say they're worried that a candidate with ties to an anti-gay Topeka church notorious for picketing military funerals could capture a Kansas State Board of Education seat in the general election.

Jack Wu, a Topeka computer programmer, made opposition to teaching evolution the cornerstone of his campaign as the Republican nominee in the 4th District in northeast Kansas against Democratic incumbent Carolyn Campbell, also from Topeka. Wu described evolution as "Satanic lies" and said on a website that public schools were preparing students to be "liars, crooks, thieves, murderers, and perverts."

Obama wins re-election, Baldwin headed for Senate

Written by WiG Tuesday, 06 November 2012 22:32

At about 11:20 p.m., major media outlets projected that President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden had won re-election with the addition of Ohio in the Democratic column.

An email from the president to supporters shortly before 11:30 p.m. said, "I'm about to go speak to the crowd here in Chicago, but I wanted to thank you first.

Analysis: Looking to Ohio on Election Day

Written by AP reports Tuesday, 06 November 2012 12:47

Ohio could well decide the next president – the state has chosen the winner in the last 12 presidential elections and it’s pivotal to the strategies of both President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

The Ohio winner has usually done particularly well in his party’s traditionally strong areas and better than expected in other regions.

French opposition to gay marriage grows

Written by AP Tuesday, 06 November 2012 09:27

A plan to legalize same-sex marriage and allow gay couples to adopt was a liberal cornerstone of Francois Hollande’s election manifesto earlier this year. It looked like a shoo-in for the French President, supported by a majority of the country, and an easy way to break with his conservative predecessor.

But that was then.

Top Spanish court to rule on gay marriage

Written by AP Tuesday, 06 November 2012 05:58

Spain’s Constitutional Court is expected to rule on an appeal against the country’s gay marriage law, seven years after the legislation was approved.

The conservative Popular Party filed the appeal in 2005 on the grounds that ‘‘marriage’’ in the Spanish constitution meant the union of a man and a woman in matrimony.

Election 2012: Counting the votes

Written by WiG Tuesday, 06 November 2012 21:55

At about 11:20 p.m., major media outlets projected that Barack Obama and Joe Biden had won re-election.

Obama and Romney: Where they stand on the issues

Written by Calvin Woodward,
AP writer
Tuesday, 06 November 2012 10:37

One more look at where President Barack Obama and Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney stand on a selection of issues, in brief:

Appeals court hears arguments over Arizona abortion ban

Written by AP,
WiG reports
Tuesday, 06 November 2012 06:19

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Nov. 5 heard arguments in a challenge to Arizona’s law criminalizing most abortions starting at 20 weeks of pregnancy.

The ACLU calls the measure the most extreme ban in the country, with the narrowest exception for medical emergencies.

545,000 request absentee ballots in Wisconsin

Written by WiG Tuesday, 06 November 2012 05:37

The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board reports that before the sun even came up on Election Day - today – more than 545,000 voters had requested absentee ballots. That number includes more than 392,000 people who voted in clerks’ offices.

"It is clear absentee voting plays an important role in the election, with more than half a million people making requests during a shorter time period," said Kevin J. Kennedy, Wisconsin’s chief election official. "Absentee voting in clerks’ offices finished up Friday, giving clerks more time to be better prepared for Election Day on Tuesday."