Wisconsin Governor Orders Gay Pride Flag Flown Over Capitol
For the first time in the history of the state of Wisconsin, the iconic rainbow gay pride flag will fly over the State Capital.
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers issued an executive order today for the flag to flown over the capital and authorized other state buildings and any jurisdiction of the state to fly the flag in June, which is known as 'Pride Month.'
In the order, Evers says that the proclamation, "sends a clear an unequivocal message that Wisconsin is a welcoming and inclusive place where everyone can live without fear of prosecution, judgment, or discrimination.”
One Republican lawmaker isn't happy with the move, "Is this any more appropriate than erecting the Christian flag over the Capitol?" asked Representative Scott Allen on Twitter.
The flag will be raised today over the east wing of the capital, the part of the complex where the Governor's office is.