- Associated Press - Monday, February 9, 2015

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A bill to outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity is moving forward in the Wyoming State Senate.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1vB1DY6 ) the Senate on Monday voted to approve the bill for the second time.

Laramie Democrat Sen. Chris Rothfuss is sponsor of the legislation. It would add the prohibitions against discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity to a range of state laws that now prohibit discrimination based on factors including race, age, disability and political affiliation.

Supporters of the bill say some gay and transgender Wyomingites have experienced discrimination, including being fired or physically assaulted.

Bill opponents include the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne. A lobbyist for the diocese says it would give gays a superior status in society.

___

Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide