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USFor the first time ever, Wisconsin is flying the rainbow pride flag over its Capitol building

00:01  08 june  2019
00:01  08 june  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers issued an executive order Friday stating that the pride flag will be flown over the State Capitol Building for the rest of June, coinciding with Pride month world-wide.

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For the first time ever, Wisconsin's government is raising the rainbow LGBTQ pride flag at the state's Capitol.

On Friday, Gov. Tony Evers issued an executive order stating that the pride flag will be flown over the State Capitol Building for the rest of June, coinciding with Pride month world-wide.

The order came the same week that New York's state government also raised the rainbow flag over its Capitol for the first time.

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This week, the rainbow LGBTQ pride flag flew over New York's state Capitol for the first time in history.

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers ordered a rainbow flag fly above the state Capitol for the first time in state history, a decision praised by Democrats for promoting inclusivity and derided by some Republicans who said it was divisive.

The Wisconsin order also allows any state building to follow suit.

"Publicly displaying the Rainbow Pride Flag sends a clear and unequivocal message that Wisconsin is a welcoming and inclusive place where everyone can live without fear of persecution, judgment, or discrimination," Evers said in the order.

Mark Spreitzer, a Democratic state representative who is gay, tweeted his support.

"With a historic number of out LGBT legislators and our biggest, most bipartisan Equality Agenda this session, it's only fitting that the pride flag should fly over the Capitol this month. Happy Pride!"

Not everyone in Wisconsin supported the decision. Republican Scott Allen, a state representative, questioned the appropriateness of the move.

"Is this any more appropriate than erecting the Christian flag over the Capitol?"

Evers, a Democrat, was elected in 2018, narrowly ousting Scott Walker, the incumbent Republican, with 49.6% of the vote.

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