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Traffic and parking plans in place for Rhythm & Booms on Lake Monona

As Madisonians dust off their grills and stock up on American flag-themed party favors, city officials are finalizing details for the Rhythm & Booms fireworks show, which will relocate to Lake Monona for the 2014 display on Saturday, June 28. >More
 With no stay from court, marriages of same-sex couples continue for second day in Dane County

Beth Kernan and her partner, Jamie Kernan, decided to celebrate their relationship in September with a large reception even though they were not able to get legally married in Wisconsin at the time. Beth's mom, Linda Kruchten, was among the 200 or so friends and family there, but she didn't shed any tears. Saturday was a different story. >More
 Live coverage of #LoveWinsWI celebrations and weddings in Madison

A federal judge reversed Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage in a decision issued late Friday, June 6. In Madison, numerous excited couples applied for marriage licenses at the Dane County Clerk's office and were wed on the front steps of the City-County Building through the evening. >More
 Sixty-one couples wed at Dane County clerk's office after Wisconsin's same-sex marriage ban is reversed

Renee Currie and Shari Roll have been a couple for 10 years, but they didn't feel the same security that legally married couples have always taken for granted. What if something should happen to one of them, they worried, and the other wouldn't have legal rights to care for them? >More
 Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen files emergency stay to stop same-sex marriages in Dane and Milwaukee counties

The euphoria at the Dane County Clerk's Office might be short-lived. Even as same-sex couples lined up Friday afternoon to get married following a federal court ruling overturning Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen declared that "current law remains in force." >More
 ACLU and plaintiff couples celebrate the end of Wisconsin's same-sex marriage ban at the Capitol

Word spread on Friday afternoon that U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb had ruled Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. And in Madison, that could mean only one thing: party at the Capitol! >More
 Federal judge overturns Wisconsin's same-sex marriage ban, 'opens window for people to get married'

U.S. District Barbara Crabb has ruled Wisconsin's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional. "The marriage amendment and related statutes cannot survive constitutional review," Crabb wrote in her 88-page decision, issued Friday. >More
 What should Madison do with its student-housing eyesores?

Brett Eby is not fond of the Highlander, the 10-story apartment building at 121 W. Gilman St., which he has called home for the past year. "It's overpriced for what you get," he says. His main complaint is that the building isn't very efficient, and he can't control the heat. "It's always super hot." >More
 Pro-life advocate Vincent Rue assists state in Wisconsin abortion law defense

State Department of Justice lawyers were in court last week defending a 2013 Wisconsin law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinic. During the four-day bench trial before U.S. Circuit Judge William Conley, one name came up during the cross-examination of each expert witness for the state: Vincent Rue. >More
 Isthmus on WORT: A potential opening for same-sex marriage in Wisconsin

Isthmus news editor Judith Davidoff reported on how two county clerks are preparing their offices in case the ban is overturned in the May 30 issue, and discussed her story with WORT producer Dylan Brogan on the May 29 edition of In Our Backyard. >More
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