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Wisconsin appeals court order lifting same-sex marriage ban, but weddings go on

By Brendan O’Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – Officials in Wisconsin’s two largest counties on Monday reported brisk traffic from same-sex couples seeking marriage licenses after a federal judge’s ruling last week that the state’s ban on gay nuptials was unconstitutional. The steady stream of couples seeking licenses in Milwaukee County and…

Wisconsin GOP lawmakers seek to remove majority leader accused of sexual harassment

By Brendan O’Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – Wisconsin Republican lawmakers will attempt to remove Assembly Majority Leader Bill Kramer from his leadership post after two women accused him of sexual harassment last week, according to local media on Sunday. The Republican caucus in the Assembly will vote on Tuesday on whether…

Vigil at Wisconsin Sikh temple marks anniversary of white supremacist’s shooting attack

By Brendan O’Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – Hundreds of mourners gathered on Monday for a candlelight vigil at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in suburban Milwaukee to commemorate the lives of six worshippers killed there a year ago by a white supremacist during a mass shooting. In that attack, Wade Michael…

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