Surgery coverage for Wisconsin transgender workers restored

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) |  A Wisconsin board that oversees insurance for state employees has voted to restore coverage for sex reassignment procedures for transgender workers.

The Group Insurance Board voted 5-4 Wednesday to cover sex reassignment surgery and related treatments for transgender people seeking to match their sex to their gender identity, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. Sex reassignment surgery will be covered for state workers starting Jan. 1.

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Uprisings: September 24 – October 7

By : Billy Manes
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Once upon a time, it felt like a public duty to witness the beads of sweat lining Richard Nixon’s lips while the glowing complexion of John F. Kennedy burned visible anxiety into said grumble face made for print media and the quotes that come with it. Once upon a time, there was the underlying sense that gentlemen (now women, too!) standing atop a stage in front of tens of millions of people to discuss the fate of our still-young nation was a piece of this, our great democracy, a piece not to be missed. And then 2015 happened: The debates had to be split into kids’ table and grown-ups’ table by dint of polling percentages, and all of American life turned into a reality show based around a pageant based around hate and ignorance based around what the hell life has turned into.

By no means does this column mean to discourage public communication by those who would like their finger on the imaginary red button or desire to have their private lives ravaged by the altitude of overexpression. Heavens, no. We’re all spectators out here. Bring on the dancing horses.

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Gov. Scott Walker disagrees with Boy Scout decision, Democratic National Committee fights back

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker had a few choice words for the Boy Scouts July 13.

During the announcement of his campaign to run for the Republican nomination for President, Walker expressed his opinion after the decision was made to end the ban on LGBT Scout Leaders. 

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Gay marriage a difficult issue for GOP White House hopefuls

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NEW YORK (AP) — For Democratic politicians, same-sex marriage has become an easy issue: They’re for it. Many Republican VIPs, notably the presidential hopefuls, face a far more complicated landscape.

Looming ahead for these contenders are early contests in states such as Iowa and South Carolina, where a major role will be played by conservative Christian voters firmly opposed to same-sex marriage. Further down the road is the 2016 general election, where the nominee will likely need backing from independents and moderate Republicans who support gay unions.

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Marco Rubio becomes third Tea Party member to announce run for president

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MIAMI — Marco Rubio says he is running for president and feels ‘uniquely qualified’ to talk about the future.

Rubio announced his plan to run during a conference call to donors at the Freedom Tower, known as the “Ellis Island of the South”, in Miami on April 13.

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