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Missouri judge overturns state ban on same-sex marriage

Written by The Associated Press Thursday, 06 November 2014 09:52

A state judge overturned Missouri's constitutional ban on gay marriage on Nov. 5 in a ruling that immediately set off a rush among some same-sex couples to apply for marriage licenses.

St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison said in a written ruling that Missouri's measure recognizing marriage only between a man and woman violates the due process and equal protection rights of the U.S. Constitution. The decision mirrored ones handed down recently in several other states.

Walker defeats Burke, GOP wins control of Congress

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Wednesday, 05 November 2014 01:57

Wisconsin voters re-elected Scott Walker as governor for a second term, according to early returns. The Nov. 4 win was his third statewide victory in just four years.

Voters at Georgia polling place charged to park

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Tuesday, 04 November 2014 13:20

The Center for American Progress and other organizations raised concerns on Election Day with Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp about access to the polls. They are calling for immediate action to ensure all eligible voters have uninhibited access to the polls and can exercise their legal and constitutional right to vote.

The state of Georgia's website with vital voter information went down on Election Day and the polling location on Georgia Tech’s campus is charging voters for parking in order to vote there, according to multiple reports.

Midterm Elections: On the ballot in 50 states

Written by The Associated Press Monday, 03 November 2014 11:04

A to W: A state-by-state look at what is topping the ticket in the Nov. 4 election:

ALABAMA — Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions has no opposition for a fourth term. Republican Gov. Robert Bentley is favored for re-election to a second term. Republican Gary Palmer is poised to win the state’s one open House seat.

Transcript: President Barack Obama's post-election remarks

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Thursday, 06 November 2014 09:42

President Barack Obama held a news conference at the White House the afternoon after the midterm election.

The following is a transcript of the president’s remarks, and then the question-and-answer session with the press.

Federal judge orders Kansas to allow same-sex couples to marry

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Tuesday, 04 November 2014 15:24

A federal district judge on Nov. 4 ordered Kansas to allow same-sex couples to marry.

However, Judge Daniel Crabtree delayed enforcement of the order until next week to provide the state time to appeal.

Supreme Court won't hear dispute over abortion clinic law

Written by The AP Tuesday, 04 November 2014 07:01

The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear an appeal challenging the constitutionality of a Colorado law that prohibits people from obstructing entry to abortion clinics.

The justices this week left in place a lower court ruling that said the law does not restrict free speech or otherwise violate the rights of abortion protesters.

In Egypt, 8 convicted for same-sex wedding ceremony

Written by The Associated Press Monday, 03 November 2014 07:49

An Egyptian court over the weekend convicted eight men for "inciting debauchery" following their appearance in an alleged same-sex wedding party on a Nile boat, sentencing each of them to three years in prison.

The Internet video shows two men exchanging rings and embracing among cheering friends. The eight were detained in September when a statement from the office of Egypt's chief prosecutor said the video clip was "shameful to God" and "offensive to public morals."

Midterm voters: A little cranky, a little hopeful

Written by JENNIFER C. KERR,
AP writer
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 13:40

With the U.S. Senate at stake, millions of voters went to the polls on Nov. 4 with a mix of concern about the nation's future, skepticism about gridlock in Washington and, for some, a little enthusiasm about the day.

Voters in Illinois, Kansas, North Carolina and elsewhere registered dissatisfaction with the choices on the ballot, saying they picked the best candidate they could in a cast of some so-so choices.

What if? Republicans mull strategy if they control Congress

AP writer
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 14:29

Control of the House and Senate will be decided by voters today. And polls suggest that Republicans are close, very close, to achieving majorities in both chambers. So leading Republicans are turning to a matter often overlooked in campaigns: how to actually govern.

They say it will be crucial to show the GOP can legislate, lead and solve problems after years of lobbing political grenades at President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats.

Economic Forum study: Nordic nations lead the world on equality between the sexes

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Tuesday, 04 November 2014 05:57

The world has seen only a small improvement in equality for women in the workplace in nine years of measuring the global gender gap. And, with all else remaining equal, it will take 81 years for the world to close the gender gap completely.

The Global Gender Gap Report 2014, launched in late October, shows that, the gender gap for economic participation and opportunity now stands at 60 percent worldwide, having closed by 4 percent from 56 percent in 2006, when the World Economic Forum first started measuring it.

Federal court hearing on Kansas marriage ban set for today

Written by The Associated Press Friday, 31 October 2014 06:15

A federal judge is to hear a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging Kansas' ban on same-sex marriage.

The hearing this afternoon (Oct. 31) before U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree in Kansas City, Kansas, is on the ACLU's request for an order to force Kansas to allow gay marriages.