Openly gay U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan’s husband has received an ID issued only to the spouses of federal lawmakers. It is the first time the House has recognized a same-sex couple with the House Spouse ID credential.
“We’re very happy that my husband Phil (Frank) was able to get a House Spouse ID,” said Pocan, a Democrat from Madison.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is marking up the massive bill that leaders in both parties agree presents the best opportunity to reform immigration policy in decades. The bill contains many provisions sought by progressive groups, but lacks protections for LGBT families, specifically binational same-sex couples whose relationships are not recognized by the government.
A monthly look at the 2016 presidential race shows a statistical tie for four potential candidates in the GOP field.
Public Policy Polling’s survey shows Marco Rubio at 16 percent, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie at 15 percent and Rand Paul at 14 percent.
Is there something you’d like to ask Horace Chase, Milwaukee’s 14th mayor? Would you like a one-on-one with a Civil War veteran? Perhaps you have a cooking question for Fred Usinger? Bring your inquiries to Forest Home Cemetery, 2405 W. Forest Home Ave., on Memorial Day, May 27. Several family-friendly activities will take place on the grounds. Admission is free and there is ample parking.
The Boy Scouts of America continues to scout for compromise on its long-standing policy against gays, but its draft policy – released in advance of a national meeting set for this month – didn’t earn any merit badge.
The organizers of PrideFest Milwaukee say they’ve expanded this year’s event to include a new stage along with a broader array of activities and performances than ever before.
Mayor Michael Nutter says he hopes Philadelphia can be “the most LGBT-friendly” city in the world.
Earlier this month, Nutter signed legislation that makes Philadelphia the first city in the United States to offer tax credits to companies that extend the same health care coverage to LGBT employees’ domestic partners and their children as they provide to heterosexual spouses and their children.
Legislation that would sharply curtail the choices for Wisconsin residents using the state’s FoodShare program, also known as food stamps, passed the Wisconsin Assembly 68-26 on May 7. The bill’s sponsors said it would encourage recipients to eat more healthily but, according to out state Rep. JoCosta Zamarripa, D-Milwaukee, it would further stigmatize low-income Wisconsinites.
Can we agree on this? Americans still think alike much of the time even if our politicians don't.
To get heads nodding, just say something worrisome about the economy or dismissive of Washington. Almost all Americans consider themselves very patriotic, believe in God, value higher education and admire those who get rich through hard work.
Workers at some of Milwaukee’s largest fast food and retail chains walked off their jobs on May 15 as they demanded the right to form a union without fear of retaliation and wages of $15 an hour.
A news release from the Milwaukee Workers Organizing Committee said some employees at McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Simply Fashion and Taco Bell operations walked off the job. Milwaukee is the fifth city hit by low-wage worker strikes in five weeks. Workers at fast food restaurants and retail stores also have gone on strike in New York City, Chicago, St. Louis and Detroit.