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Privacy Protection and Gender Identity Anti-Discrimination Act Introduced

June 2, 2017

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On June 1, 2017, State Representative Mark Spreitzer, State Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa, and State Senator Tim Carpenter introduced a bill seeking to modernize Wisconsin law to ensure transgender individuals are free from discrimination in education, employment, housing, and public accommodations.

The proposed bill would prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression, strengthening existing non-discrimination laws already in place for other protected classes.

Rep. Spreitzer announced the bill at the State Capitol on June 1, 2017, with individuals from several Wisconsin organizations sharing stories and support for the need for protection of gender identity and expression under Wisconsin state law.

Speakers included Sarah McBride, Loree Cook-Daniels, Sheri Swokowski, John and Annette Grunseth, and others.


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