"From Day One of His Governorship, Governor Evers has Prioritized the Advancement of LGBTQ+ Equality"
MILWAUKEE — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization — commended HRC-endorsed Governor Tony Evers on his reelection.
Human Rights Campaign Wisconsin State Director Wendy Strout released the following statement:
“Wisconsinites have reelected Governor Tony Evers, a leader who fights for the rights and freedoms of all of his constituents. From day one of his governorship, Governor Evers has prioritized the advancement of LGBTQ+ equality. He enacted non-discrimination protections for transgender state employees and stood strong against anti-equality state legislators by vetoing anti-LGBTQ+ legislation. We applaud Governor Evers' tireless allyship and exemplary commitment to expanding LGBTQ+ equality and look forward to continuing our work together to make our state a more inclusive place for all.”
A Record as a Champion of Equality
Throughout his governorship, Evers has demonstrated his commitment to LGBTQ+ equality. Gov. Evers signed an executive order providing non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ+ state employees and LGBTQ+ people receiving government services on his first day in office. Later in his first term, Evers signed additional executive orders banning the use of state and federal funds for conversion therapy for minors and ensuring that the rainbow pride flag be flown over the East Wing of the Wisconsin Capitol Building in recognition of Pride month. Gov. Evers has also repeatedly blocked anti-LGBTQ+ legislation passed by the anti-equality state legislature, keeping it from being enacted into law.
HRC’s Commitment to Wisconsin
HRC worked this year to engage our volunteers, members and supporters to mobilize the 700,000 Equality Voters in Wisconsin in support of Governor Evers and other pro-equality candidates up and down the ballot. Equality Voters are a voting bloc of demographically and geographically diverse Americans who are united by the advancement of LGBTQ+ equality. Equality Voters are younger, more racially diverse, and more female than the general electorate, they recognize and trust the HRC brand, and they are more likely to identify with issue-specific organizations than candidates or political parties.
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ+ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.
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