- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 16, 2015

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - In wake of criticism from advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, the Cheyenne City Council has decided to abandon plans for a human rights advisory council.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports (https://tinyurl.com/q33lp4v ) that council members removed the proposal from the agenda of Monday’s meeting to applause from those attending.

Critics of the proposal said the council was using the measure to delay a ban on discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in housing, employment and business accommodations.

On the other side of the spectrum, others said the advisory board would encroach on First Amendment rights.

Council member Annette Williams says she plans to introduce an ordinance to offer protections for LGBT individuals in November.

The Laramie city council passed a similar law in May.


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

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