Failed to pass both houses, will not become law this session

Under current law, an individual may not be denied admission to a public school or be denied participation in, denied the benefits of, or discriminated against in curricular or extracurricular programs, services, or activities because of the individual's sex, race, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability.

This bill extends this pupil anti-discrimination law to also apply to private schools funded through state tax dollars through participating in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, the Racine Parental Choice Program, the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program, or the Special Needs Scholarship Program. Additionally, the bill extends the pupil anti-discrimination law, a similar pupil anti-discrimination law that explicitly applies to charter schools, a similar anti-discrimination law that applies to teachers and school personnel in public schools, and the anti-discrimination provision that applies to human growth and development instruction to prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity or gender expression.


Senators Spreitzer, Larson, Johnson, Smith, Agard, Roys, Hesselbein; Representatives Shelton, J. Anderson, Hong, C. Anderson, Clancy, Jacobson, Myers, Vining, Shankland, Bare, Madison





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