- Associated Press - Friday, February 6, 2015

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Senate has advanced a bill that would extend the state’s anti-discrimination protections to cover sexual orientation and gender identity.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/1tiydcJ ) the bill advanced Friday would prohibit discrimination at work, to serve on a jury and in the child care system. People are already protected in those areas based on their race, nation origin, disability, sex, age, religion and political affiliation.

The bill was amended to define “sexual orientation” and “gender identity,” and to strengthen religious exemptions.

Religious organizations and associations are already exempted from Wyoming employment law.

The bill faces two more votes in the Senate before it would move to the House.

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Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, https://www.wyomingnews.com


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