Agard Proud to Stand with LGBTQ+ Caucus Print
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Written by Melissa Agard Press   
Thursday, 17 June 2021 10:01

lgbtq-rainbow-flagPackage of Bills to Unveil Equality Agenda.

MADISON - Wednesday, the LGBTQ+ Caucus unveiled the Equality Agenda. This package of bills aims to protect and uplift the LGBTQ+ community. The package includes legislation that would change statutory language to include non-binary language, establish LGBTQ+ and Transgender Equality task forces, banning conversion therapy and the “gay panic defense”, and resolutions honoring Pride Month, the Stonewall Uprising, and Trans Day of Visibility and Remembrance.

Senator Melissa Agard (D-Madison) released the following statement on this important legislative package:

melissa-agard-sargent“Even the smallest gestures can have the largest impact especially for our marginalized communities. After the continued attacks in the state legislature on our LGBTQ+ community by the GOP caucus, I was proud to stand with the LGBTQ+ Caucus to introduce bills that would uplift our friends and neighbors. These bills will make our state statutes more inclusive, rid our statutes of same sex marriage ban, and make Wisconsin a more inclusive place for all. These bills are about supporting everyday Wisconsinites who want and deserve the same chances as everyone else to be happy, safe, pursue their dreams, and know that they are beloved and valued.

“To the LGBTQ+ community, I see you, I hear you, and I will always stand with you, support you, and lift you up. I am proud to champion these important bills and I look forward to advocating for them through the legislative process. LGBTQ+ rights are human rights and I will never stop advocating for you in the state legislature.”

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 June 2021 10:10