Wyoming Senate defeats non-discrimination bill

Timothy Kincaid

January 31st, 2013

The Wyoming State Senate narrowly defeated a non-discrimination bill. (Trib.com)

The Wyoming Senate rejected a bill today that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

The standing vote was 13 for the bill and 15 opposed.

Edwin in Colorado

February 1st, 2013

Looks like this state is going to remain the same hate state as it has always.

JohnAGJ

February 1st, 2013

But perhaps not for long, Edwin. We lost by 2 votes in a very red state where Republicans dominate all state offices. I’m actually surprised it was this close and this could be indicative of a change coming soon. Remember, we lost in Maine a couple of years ago on SSM but were able to turn that around in 2012. It looks like the same could happen here.

Mark F.

February 1st, 2013

It’s not hate to oppose ALL anti-discrimination laws. I support repealing all anti-discrimination laws that apply to private parties. Yes, I should be able to refuse to hire a member of NOM or an anti-gay fundamentalist. It’s a matter of personal choice and personal freedom.

And now all you anti-libertarians can jump on me now like usual.

Lord_Byron

February 2nd, 2013

Mark F-
You can refuse to hire NOM because of there political beliefs. That is perfectly legal to do so. What you can’t do is refuse to hire someone because of there sex, age, ethnicity, religion, marriage status and a couple other criteria.

I don’t hate libertarianism, but it is an extremely naive political philosophy. For example the most popular members that claim that policy, both of the Pauls, think it is perfectly ok for state government to discriminate against others for their skin color. That some how the free market will magically make a racist in the jim crow south lose enough business to want to let black people shop there.

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