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Lawmakers present 'Equality Agenda' which offers protections for LGBT Wisconsinites

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MADISON (CBS 58) -- Lawmakers from both parties announced what they call their 2019 'Equality Agenda' on Tuesday.

It's a package of bills and resolutions designed to help the LGBT community.

One would recognize June as Pride Month in Wisconsin.

Another calls for an end to discrimination based on gender identity and expression.

One of the bills would also ban 'conversion therapy.'

"This is the biggest equality agenda that we've ever put forward in the state of Wisconsin, and it's the first truly bipartisan equality agenda that we've ever put forward so I am really optimistic about the chances to move some of these bills forward try to get public hearings and ultimately votes on bills that some of them are new but in many cases ones that we've introduced in the past without the level of support that they're finally getting this session," State Rep. Mark Spreitzer (D) Beloit.

The lawmakers say they have bipartisan support for several of the bills. 


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