Wisconsin no longer leading the way for gay rights

04/13/2007 | Capital Times (Madison, Wis.), The

Although Wisconsin showed itself to be ahead of the times by passing in 1982 the nation's first LGBT civil rights law, activists say the state, which approved a marriage ban last year, has lost its progressive momentum. "Rome wasn't built in a day and homophobia doesn't end even 25 years after passage of our historic law," said former state legislator David Clarenbach, who wrote the 1982 law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in housing, employment and public accommodations.

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