Recently, it has been revealed that Brian Hagedorn, the far-right candidate in the officially non-partisan election for an open seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court this year has a long history of bigotry against the LGBTQIA+ community, including:
- Founding, and serving on the board of, the Augustine Academy, a private elementary school in Waukesha, Wisconsin that discriminates against LGBTQIA+ people.
- Accepting money from the Alliance for Defending Freedom (ADF), recognized by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as an anti-LGBTQIA+ hate group, to give a speech to that group.
- Making offensive and bigoted remarks about LGBTQIA+ people.
It is inherently clear that Brian Hagedorn is simply too bigoted to be able to effectively serve as a fair and impartial justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Recently, the Wisconsin Realtors Association (WRA) revoked its endorsement of Hagedorn. Although real estate agents’ associations tend to be right-leaning politically, there is past precedent for a real estate agents’ association pulling their endorsement from a political candidate over a candidate’s opposition to LGBTQIA+ equality.
In just a little over than one month from now, on April 2, Wisconsinites will go to the polls to elect a new state supreme court justice. I encourage Wisconsinites to vote for Lisa Neubauer for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Neubauer, an experienced jurist, can be trusted to uphold the rule of law and equal protection of the law.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is one of not more than two blog posts previewing the author of this blog’s work prior to the formal launch of Apollo Corner on March 1.