Legislation

Frequently asked questions on Wisconsin Family Action’s Domestic Partnership Registry legal challenge, updated June 25, 2013

 
 

Equality Act hearing TODAY – what YOU can do to stop this dangerous bill

The US Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing today, March 17, 2021 at 9am CT on the so-called Equality Act. This bill would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the federal civil rights law. It has no religious exemption and in fact poses a real threat to religious freedom. The bill would give […]

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WI bill hurts men and women, families, children

For the third consecutive session, Republican legislators have introduced a bill to completely eliminate the waiting period after a divorce before a remarriage. Currently, the waiting period after a divorce in our state is six months—and that’s for good reason. It’s not capricious or arbitrary. It’s prudent, especially when minor children are concerned. Even the […]

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WFA president speaks at press conference introducing “Protect Women’s Sports” bill

On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, Julaine participated in a press conference to announce the introduction of a bill that would stop biological males from being able to participate in women’s/girls’ athletic teams or events. This Protect Women’s Sports bill is authored by Rep. Barb Dittrich (R-Oconomowoc, Rep. Janel Brandtjen (R-Menomonee Falls), Rep. Rachael Cabral-Guevara (R-Appleton), […]

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EARLY BIRD ACTION ALERT: Tackling the so-called Equality Act

This week it has been “all hands on deck” as conservatives across the nation rallied AGAINST the so-called Equality Act (we call it the UNEquality Act) in a virtual event on Tuesday and opened the email (and snail mail) floodgates to elected officials’ offices with strong opposition to this bill. Since the US House of Representatives is expected to take a […]

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Wisconsin Family Action testifies against SB286 “Pill Bill”: Not about so-called women’s health care

This testimony may be viewed on WisEye HERE starting at 3:22:00. TESTIMONY IN OPPOSITION TO SENATE BILL 30 SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2021 JULAINE K. APPLING, PRESIDENT Thank you, Chairman Testin and committee members, for the opportunity to testify on Senate Bill 286. Wisconsin Family Action opposes this bill. […]

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Wisconsin Republican lawmakers push bill to allow pharmacists to prescribe birth control pills

Rep. Joel Kitchens of Sturgeon Bay and Sen. Mary Felzkowski of Irma and Sen. Kathy Bernier of Chippewa Falls have once again introduced a bill that would allow Wisconsin pharmacists to write prescriptions for certain contraceptives.  Currently, pharmacists in Wisconsin cannot write prescriptions. However, if these authors and the other Republican state legislators who are […]

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Update on Vaccination Mandates and Religious Freedom Bills

Last week, a public hearing was held in the Senate’s Committee on Human Services, Children and Families for the following bills: Senate Bill 4 – Deals with prohibiting certain state and/or local officials from mandating the COVID-19 vaccine Senate Bill 5  – Deals with prohibiting employers from mandating the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment Senate Bill 7 – Deals […]

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Religious freedom and so-called civil rights on collision course

It’s been a whirlwind of decisions coming out of the US Supreme Court in the last few weeks. Last Thursday, the high court released its last round of opinions for this term, wrapping up months of dealing with numerous high-profile decisions that impact immediately or will impact in the future millions of Americans. Religious freedom […]

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Direct Primary Care Bill Passes Senate, Goes to Wisconsin Governor’s Desk

Last week the state senate gave the needed final vote on a bill, SB 28, that helps families control their health care. The direct primary care bill, authored by Republicans Representative Joe Sanfelippo and Senator Chris Kapenga, exempts direct primary care agreements from the state’s insurance laws. Direct primary care agreements are contracts signed between a […]

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WFA Testimony in Support of Assembly Joint Resolution 130 (Personhood Amendment)

Thank you, Chairman Sanfelippo and committee members, for the opportunity to testify on Assembly Joint Resolution 130. Wisconsin Family Action strongly supports this joint resolution. Currently, Article I, Section 1, of the Wisconsin Constitution provides that only those who are “born” are afforded certain “inherent rights,” including the right to life. Joint Resolution 130 proposes […]

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