Gay and Lesbian Wisconsin

   

Wisconsin is located in the Great Lakes region. The capital
of the state is Madison. The economy of Wisconsin is driven by manufacturing,
agriculture, and health care.

Tourism is also a major industry in Wisconsin. Tourist destinations such as
the House on the Rock near Spring Green, Circus World Museum in Baraboo,
and the collection of attractions around Wisconsin Dells each draw thousands
of visitors every year.

Since the anti-Vietnam movement in the late 1960s, the university community
in Madison has supported a liberal Democratic party, known for support for
gay rights and environmentalism, and for anti-war sentiment. In 1982, sexual
orientation was added by the state legislature as a protected category under
existing anti-discrimination laws. However, in November 2006, voters approved
a referendum banning gay marriages or civil unions in the state by a
margin of 59% to 41%.

Wisconsin is very popular for outdoor activities especially hunting and fishing.
The state is home to the Green Bay Packers.


Wisconsin Gay Issues:

Gay Marriage
2006 Anti-same-sex marriage constitutional amendment
banned marriage for same-sex couples.

Domestic Violence
Has domestic violence laws that are gender neutral
and include household members and dating partners

Sodomy Laws
Has no sodomy laws.

Second-Parent Adoption For Gays And Lesbians
Appellate courts have ruled that state adoption law does
NOT permit second-parent adoption.

Sexually Oriented Hate Crimes
Has hate crime laws that include crimes based in
sexual orientation.

State Nondiscrimination Laws
1982 Laws banning discrimination based on sexual orientation

Some Wisconsin Cities:
Abbotsford - Bangor - Baraboo - Bayfield - Beaver Dam - Black River Falls
Boulder Junction - Brookfield - Burlington - Cambridge - Chippewa Falls
Columbus - Crandon - Eau Claire - Elroy - Fond du Lac - Grand Rapids
Grand View - Green Bay - Hayward - Johnson Creek - La Crosse - Lake Geneva
Madison - Manitowoc - Marion - Menomonie - Milwaukee - Monroe - Muskego
New London - Oconomowoc - Oshkosh - Plymouth - Princeton - Racine - Roxbury
Salem - Sheboygan - Sheboygan Falls - Silver Lake - St. Croix Falls
Turtle Lake - Waterloo - Wausaukee - Westfield - Windsor


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