Alt-folk band Vandaveer is out on tour promoting their new album, Oh, Willie, Please... Before their Shank Hall show, Rose Guerin, Mark Charles Heidinger and Tom Hnatow stopped by WUWM to chat with Bruce Winter and perform a couple of songs.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has decided to hear a challenge to the state's domestic partner registry. The registry grants same-sex couples a host of legal rights.
Members of the conservative group Wisconsin Family Action, filed a lawsuit in 2010 alleging the registry violates the state constitution. It was amended in 2006 prohibiting gay marriage or civil unions.
An appeals court upheld the registry in December, listing a number of rights married couples enjoy that same-sex couples don't, even if they join the registry.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to hear a lawsuit brought by two unions challenging the constitutionality of Gov. Scott Walker's law effectively ending collective bargaining for most public workers.
The Supreme Court announced Friday it was taking the case, after an appeals court made the request, noting ongoing uncertainty about the law's status.