Speaking at the capitol building yesterday, advocates and members of the state legislature’s LGBTQ caucus summarized their “Equality Agenda”. It’s a package of bills opposing discrimination against the LGBTQ community. One bill would ban discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression, while another would ban conversion therapy. Yet another bill would ban the […]
The Wisconsin State Assembly met Wednesday to pass a variety of bi-partisan assembly bills, from loosening hunting restrictions to allowing hair braiding without a license. But the later half of the session was overtaken by debate on whether to honor the late conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh. Wednesday’s session began with asking for a moment […]
Today, Republican state lawmakers proposed legislation that would bar trans athletes from competing in school sports. The bills, introduced by State Rep. Barbara Dittrich, a Republican from Oconomowoc, would prevent transgender student athletes from participating in women’s sports. Per the proposed legislation, transgender students would be allowed to participate in sports specifically designated as coed. […]
A Republican state lawmaker is floating sweeping overhauls to how the state conducts elections. But, even before they’ve been officially introduced, the bills are already facing pushback. The six bills, proposed by Republican Senator Duey Stroebel of Saukville, would change requirements for indefinitely confined voters, institute stricter voter ID laws and bar election funding from […]
While Governor Tony Evers and Democrats are looking to reform Wisconsin’s prison system, Assembly Republican passed a handful of bills yesterday that would expand criminal penalties for juveniles, prevent violent offenders from getting off probation early, and revoke probation for people charged with crimes while on parole. When State Representative Joe Sanfelippo, a Republican from […]
MADISON (WORT) — Marriage equality is now the law of the land across the country, but Wisconsin’s 2006 prohibition on same-sex marriage is still enshrined in the state constitution. Adrienne Kramer reports.