Evers orders Gay Pride flag to fly over Wisconsin Capitol

June 11, 2020

Gov. Tony Evers has ordered a rainbow flag symbolizing gay pride to be flown over the Wisconsin state Capitol for the second time in state history

Gov. Tony Evers has ordered a rainbow flag symbolizing gay pride to be flown over the Wisconsin state Capitol for the second time in state history.

The flag was raised over the East Wing of the Capitol building Friday and will fly until sunset on June 30.

In June 2019, Evers issued an executive order to raise the flag above the state Capitol in recognition of “Pride Month.”

Evers said in the order the rainbow flag has become an important symbol for the LGBTQ community.

He said in a statement that “Wisconsin is a proud state that recognizes that diversity makes our communities and our state stronger.”

The pride flag will not disrupt the other flags that regularly fly at the Capitol building.

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