Stories tagged: "LGBTQ"

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Here’s Why Republicans Are Introducing Bills All Over the US for Things Nobody in Wisconsin Is Asking For

Legislators work on cookie-cutter proposals sent out by right wing groups because gerrymandering means they don’t need to get bill ideas from their constituents.

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From LGBTQ ‘Conversion Therapy’ to Protecting Polluters, GOP Uses a Rules Committee to Bypass Lawmaking

COVID aid and renter relief are also among the areas affected by an obscure but powerful legislative panel.

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This Isn’t Your Grandma’s ERA. Wisconsin Dems Go Big on a New Equal Rights Amendment.

State constitution would bar discrimination on the basis of gender as the original ERA, but also offer protection in many more ways.

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Catholic LGBTQ Group in Wisconsin Celebrates Pope’s Endorsement of Civil Unions

Incremental step is praised by many, while others have opposition or doubt it will go very far.

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These Are the Next Battles in the Fight for LGBTQ Worker Rights

The United States has to make a number of changes to strengthen unions and labor laws to ensure that LGBTQ workers are properly protected.

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WI LGBTQ Lawmakers on Landmark Supreme Court Ruling: The Fight for Equality Isn’t Over

Wisconsin’s two openly gay members of Congress say vigilance still needed with Trump in the White House even after today’s win

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U.S. Will Finally Let Gay Men Donate Blood Due to Shortage Caused By Coronavirus

The FDA's previous rules barred donations from men who have had sex with a man in the previous year.