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2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
June 2, 2015 - Introduced by Senators Carpenter, Vinehout, Risser, Harris Dodd,
Bewley, Erpenbach, C. Larson, Ringhand, Wirch and Hansen, cosponsored
by Representatives Spreitzer, Zamarripa, Sargent, Bowen, Brostoff,
Genrich, Barca, Goyke, C. Taylor, Milroy, Shankland, Hesselbein, Mason,
Danou, Subeck, Hebl, Johnson, Pope, Berceau, Sinicki, Barnes, Billings,
Hintz, Riemer, Jorgensen, Ohnstad, Kessler, Wachs, Considine, Doyle,
Kahl, Stuck and Young. Referred to Committee on Senate Organization.
SJR39,1,1 1Relating to: recognizing June 2015 as LGBT Pride Month.
SJR39,1,32 Whereas, Wisconsin has a committed history of being at the forefront of
3supporting equality for all its citizens; and
SJR39,1,64 Whereas, in February 1982, Wisconsin made history when Governor Lee
5Sherman Dreyfus signed the nation's first state law protecting lesbians and gays
6from discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations; and
SJR39,1,97 Whereas, in the intervening years, tremendous advancements have been made
8with respect to equitable treatment of lesbians, gay men, bisexual, and transgender
9(LGBT) persons both in Wisconsin and throughout the nation; and
SJR39,1,1210 Whereas, Wisconsin has elected the first openly LGBT member of the United
11States Senate and the Wisconsin state legislature has four openly LGBT members;
SJR39,1,1413 Whereas, in June 2014, same-sex couples were legally able to marry in
14Wisconsin; and
1Whereas, despite these advances LGBT people continue to face discrimination
2and LGBT youth continue to be at increased risk for bullying, substance abuse,
3depression, homelessness, and suicide; and
SJR39,2,44 Whereas, LGBT rights and religious freedom do not have to conflict; and
SJR39,2,65 Whereas, June has become a symbolic month in which LGBT people and their
6allies have come together in various celebrations of pride; and
SJR39,2,87 Whereas, recognizing Pride Month will help foster an atmosphere of inclusion,
8acceptance, and celebration to the community; and
SJR39,2,119 Whereas, LGBT individuals, along with their families, friends, and neighbors,
10will be honoring Pride Month in cities and towns across the state, including
11Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, La Crosse, and Superior; and
SJR39,2,1412 Whereas, the month-long celebration is an opportunity for all people in the
13state to affirm their commitment to mutual respect and understanding; now,
14therefore, be it
SJR39,2,16 15Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That the Wisconsin
16legislature recognizes the month of June 2015 to be LGBT Pride Month.
SJR39,2,1717 (End)