- Associated Press - Friday, May 15, 2015

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Laramie’s ordinance prohibiting discrimination against gays and transgender people will be used as a model for getting similar ordinances approved elsewhere in Wyoming.

Efforts are expected in Cheyenne and Lander to enact similar local ordinances.

The Laramie City Council passed such an ordinance this past week.

Jeran Artery of Cheyenne is chairman of Wyoming Equality.

Artery says such ordinances should be a priority for Cheyenne and the rest of the state.

But he says the effort should involve building deep coalitions. He says his organization plans to set up booths at summer festivals around Cheyenne to promote the cause.

Lander resident Bruce Palmer says organizing efforts there will begin June 7 at the Lander Pride Picnic, where volunteers will be recruited.

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