- Associated Press - Thursday, September 10, 2015

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The proposal for a Human Rights Council in Cheyenne is getting opposition from Christians as well as advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/1Q3IaV3) more than a dozen speakers attending a council committee meeting on Wednesday criticized the proposal.

Some said it didn’t go far enough, calling it a feel-good measure meant to delay a ban on discrimination against gay and transgender people. Laramie lawmakers passed a similar law in May.

Others said pursuing protections for the LGBT community would encroach on First Amendment rights. One former lawmaker worried the council would lead to opportunities for lawsuits against Christian business owners.

The committee sent the proposal to the Cheyenne city council without a recommendation for or against its passage.

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

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