A new poll shows that a proposed constitutional amendment against gay marriage is trailing in Minnesota, where a month ago voters favored the measure.
The polling, however, remains extremely close – 46 percent of voters support the constitutional ban against gay marriage and 49 percent oppose it. A month ago, support for the amendment was at 48 percent, according to Public Policy Polling.
Progress toward gender equity in high school sports slowed during the 2000s after a decade of increasing athletic opportunities for girls, according to a new study out this week.
The study also shows a spike in the number of high schools eliminating interscholastic sports programs for girls and boys.
Sam Champion, the weather anchor for “Good Morning America,” has announced his plan to marry longtime boyfriend Rubem Robierb later this year.
The weatherman and the Brazilian-born photographer plan to celebrate their nuptials on New Year’s Eve in Miami, Champion told the New York Times. Champion’s wedding announcement was included in a story about MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts’ wedding to Patrick Abner on Sept. 29 in New York.
Milwaukee’s Brewcity Bruisers roller derby league hosts a screening of the documentary “Derby, Baby” on Oct. 19.
The screening takes place at Turner Hall Ballroom, 1040 N. Fourth St., Milwaukee.
In a recent interview with Focus on the Family president Jim Daly, Paul Ryan reassured the anti-gay group that a Romney-Ryan administration will fiercely oppose gay rights. Mitt Romney also bowed before the group recently, praising its gay-obsessed founder James Dobson while campaigning in Colorado, where FOF is headquartered.
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force selected Columbus Day for the timing of its latest report – a study into the pervasive discrimination against transgender Native Americans.
The study, Injustice at Every Turn: A Look at American Indian and Alaskan Native Respondents in the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, finds discrimination against these populations at the highest level.
A new poll on the presidential race in Wisconsin shows President Barack Obama’s lead narrowing from seven points to two points over the last two weeks.
The numbers come from the left-leaning Public Policy Polling.
Despite chilly weather yesterday, 2,255 people from throughout the region Wisconsin gathered at Milwaukee’s lakefront for AIDS Walk Wisconsin 20102. According to AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, which presents and benefits from the annual event, walkers this year raised $361,392 – 23 percent more than in 2011.
During the event’s opening ceremonies, Brewers’ all-star Ryan Braun, the honorary chair of this year’s AIDS Walk, offered a heartfelt message about the importance of keeping the fight against AIDS strong.
The first available in-home HIV test has reached the market. The OraQuick test from OraSure Technologies is available at retail stores and online.
The test is the first rapid infectious disease test to be made available directly to consumers for in-home use.
A national anti-gay-marriage group that has fought to keep its donor list confidential omitted contributors’ names from its campaign disclosure filing in a referendum on gay marriage, earning criticism from gay-marriage supporters who say it refuses to abide by the rules.
The National Organization for Marriage’s quarterly filing with the state ethics commission indicated its political action committee raised about $250,000, which went to a group that will soon launch television ads. NOM also declined to release donors’ names in a 2009 gay-marriage referendum, when it donated $1.9 million.
A Vermont woman says the ex-partner who took their daughter and fled to Nicaragua and the Christian-right activists who aided her are guilty of racketeering and kidnapping.
Janet Jenkins’ lawsuit, filed in August in the U.S. District Court for Vermont, alleges civil rights abuses, conspiracy, money-laundering, kidnapping, mail fraud and violations under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. The act, commonly known as RICO, has been used to go after mobsters, motorcycle gangs, business magnates, anti-abortion activists and, most recently, a Texas health care provider.
Three soldiers with the North Carolina National Guard were killed in a suicide-bomb attack in Afghanistan earlier this week.
The bodies Sgt. Thomas Butler IV, 25, of Leland, N.C.; Sgt. Jeremy Hardison, 23, of Brown’s Summit, N.C.; and Sgt. Donna Johnson, 29, of Raeford, N.C., were returned to the United States this week.