Politics http://wyso.org en The Debate Over Same-Sex Marriage and LGBTQ Rights http://wyso.org/post/debate-over-same-sex-marriage-and-lgbtq-rights <p>The rapid shift in attitudes toward <a href="http://origins.osu.edu/article/road-same-sex-marriage-lesbian-mothers-gay-fathers-and-american-family">same-sex marriage</a> in the United States has been one of the most dramatic cultural transformations in recent memory. But with these changes have come many questions and tensions. Is the focus on the <a href="http://origins.osu.edu/article/real-marriage-revolution">politics of <i>marriage</i></a> limiting to broader rights movement? Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Leticia Wiggins & Patrick Potyondy 53427 at http://wyso.org The Debate Over Same-Sex Marriage and LGBTQ Rights Second Federal Judge Wants Info On Lost IRS Emails http://wyso.org/post/second-federal-judge-wants-info-lost-irs-emails <p>A second federal judge is ordering the IRS to provide information about lost emails by a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy.<br />&nbsp;<br />U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton said Friday he wants to know whatever became of Lois Lerner's computer hard drive. IRS officials say Lerner's computer crashed in 2011, destroying an untold number of emails. At the time, Lerner headed the IRS division that processes applications for tax-exempt status.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:15:53 +0000 Associated Press 52654 at http://wyso.org Turner, NAACP Call For New Voting Rights Law http://wyso.org/post/turner-naacp-call-new-voting-rights-law <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffdc0f54-f713-e999-cac7-f06055ece9f7"><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">Local lawmakers and activists are responding to the Supreme Court’s decision a year ago overturning article four of the 1964 Voting Rights Act. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 12:40:42 +0000 Jerry Kenney 52202 at http://wyso.org State Lawmaker From Dayton Dies Unexpectedly http://wyso.org/post/state-lawmaker-dayton-dies-unexpectedly <p>An Ohio state lawmaker who represented southwest Ohio has died unexpectedly during the Legislature's summer recess.</p><p>State Rep. Terry Blair, a third-term Republican from Montgomery County, was running for re-election this fall.<br />&nbsp;<br />House Speaker William Batchelder made the announcement about Thursday's death of the 67-year-old Blair, who chaired the House State and Local Government Committee. Batchelder's office said Blair was battling an illness, according to his family.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:24:41 +0000 Associated Press 51981 at http://wyso.org State Lawmaker From Dayton Dies Unexpectedly Ohio AG's Vetting Of Law Firms Undocumented http://wyso.org/post/ohio-ags-vetting-law-firms-undocumented <p>An Associated Press review finds that Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's selection process for hiring outside securities-fraud litigators has gone essentially undocumented.<br />&nbsp;<br />In state bid documents, DeWine laid out a process for appointing a committee that would vet and make recommendations on law firms seeking lucrative special-counsel assignments.<br />&nbsp; Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:14:23 +0000 Associated Press 51980 at http://wyso.org