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I 'heart' boobies bracelets stay banned at Wis. school

Written by WiG Monday, 15 October 2012 12:06

A federal district court judge has denied a request by the ACLU of Wisconsin to end a ban on “I  Boobies! (Keep A Breast)” bracelets at the Sauk Prairie Middle School in Wisconsin.

The court characterized the Keep A Breast foundation's slogan as a “vulgar and sexually provocative statement."

NAACP engaged in Maryland marriage equality fight

Written by WiG Monday, 15 October 2012 08:02

Leaders of the NAACP say the nation's largest civil rights group is totally engaged in the campaign for marriage equality in Maryland, where the group is headquartered.

At a press conference at the heaquarters in Baltimore on Oct. 15, NAACP president and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous, Maryland NAACP president Gerald Stansbury, Baltimore NAACP president Tessa Hill-Aston, Maryland NAACP youth and college president Chizoba Ukairo and the Rev. Dr Todd Yeary of Baltimore's Douglass Memorial Community Church planned to discuss the organization's "unprecedented engagement" in the fight.

Two gay rights activists have launched a Legalize Love tour in support of President Barack Obama’s re-election bid.

They are cruising 2,400 miles – from coast to coast – in a 20120 VW beetle decorated in 1,000 “Legalize Love” bumper stickers.

Court denies adoption citing Alabama anti-gay marriage law

Written by AP Sunday, 14 October 2012 05:53

An appeals court ruled Friday that a Mobile County woman can't adopt her female partner's child because of Alabama's law defining marriage as being between a man and woman.

The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals ruled that Cari Searcy can't adopt her partner's child even though the couple was married in California. Searcy said she and Kimberly McKeand were married after responding to a contest advertised in a San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau publication asking people to write an essay explaining why the wanted to marry in California. They married in September 2008 during the brief period before same-sex marriages were banned in California by a ballot measure, Proposition 8.

Politics and religion have collided at a Burlington church after a pamphlet encouraging people to vote to remove an Iowa Supreme Court justice surfaced at a Sunday service.

A woman who attended the City Church service on Sept. 30 told the pastor it was illegal for the church to display the pamphlets.

Cub scout pack would defy Boy Scouts of America’s gay ban

Written by WiG Monday, 15 October 2012 07:23

A cub scout pack in Beverly, Mass., says it will not abide by the Boy Scouts of America’s policy that bans gay scouts and scout leaders.

“We have been and will always be open and affirming, and will never turn our backs on a child or adult that seeks to embrace the core values found at the heart of Scouting,” Pack 4 Cubmaster Tony Gangi said.

Moderate U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter remembered

Written by AP,
Wig reports
Monday, 15 October 2012 04:43

Arlen Specter, a pugnacious and prominent former moderate in the U.S. Senate who developed the single-bullet theory in President John F. Kennedy’s assassination and played starring roles in Supreme Court confirmation hearings, lost a battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma at a time when Congress is more politically polarized than anyone serving there – or living in America – can remember.

Specter, 82, died Sunday, after spending much of his career in the U.S. Senate warning of the dangers of political intolerance.

Anti-gay Westboro Baptist clan to picket lesbian soldier's funeral

Written by WiG Saturday, 13 October 2012 08:11

The anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church clan plans to picket the funeral of a lesbian soldier killed on Oct. 1 in Afghanistan.

The funeral of Sgt. Donna Johnson, 29, of Raeford, N.C., takes place on Saturday.

Man sues gay porn companies over penis injections

Written by WiG Monday, 15 October 2012 08:54

A man alleges that gay porn companies forced him to inject models’ penises with an enhancement drug even after he poked his thumb with a syringe during a shoot.

The Courthouse News Service reports that Ronald Baker is suing the Adult Entertainment Broadcast Network after it required the injections of a drug called TriMix, which was obtained through the mail without prescriptions.

Tommy Thompson's son: Send Obama back to Kenya

Written by WiG Monday, 15 October 2012 06:46

Campaigning for his father yesterday, Jason Thompson, the son of former Gov. Tommy Thompson, who’s running for the U.S. Senate, was videotaped at a Republican event saying that voters have an opportunity to send President Barack Obama back to Kenya.

"We have the opportunity to send President Obama back to Chicago – or Kenya," Jason Thompson, told listeners during a Kenosha County Republican Party event. Listeners broke into laughter and one woman added, “We are taking donations for that Kenya trip.”

‘Million Muppet March on Washington’ planned for November

Written by WiG Sunday, 14 October 2012 06:17

A social media campaign for a Million Muppet March on Washington has formed following Republican Mitt Romney’s vow to eliminate federal funding for public broadcasting and his threat to fire Big Bird and Jim Lehrer.

The MMM campaign is operating with a website, Facebook page and Twitter account and a host of graphic design artists having fun with eye-catching images.

Paul Ryan asked for federal help as he championed cuts

Written by AP Saturday, 13 October 2012 07:46

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan sought more food stamp benefits, stimulus cash and other government support behind the scenes as a member of Congress.

An Associated Press review of thousands of pages of documents found the Wisconsin Republican voiced support for the types of government assistance he now rails against as Mitt Romney's running mate.