Jackson, Wyoming passes nondiscrimination resolution Billings Gazette • December 10, 2015 Jackson officials have approved a resolution protecting against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, but it is far less forceful than a measure considered in the past. Town attorney Audrey Cohen-Davis said the resolution shows the council’s support but lacks legal te
Laramie, Wyoming Approves LGBT Anti-Discrimination Measure Rolling Stone • May 14, 2015 Laramie, Wyoming – the town where gay college student Matthew Shepard was fatally beaten in 1998 – passed an ordinance Wednesday prohibiting the discrimination of the LGBT community in housing, employment and public businesses. Read more here.
Laramie, Wyoming City Council to Vote on LGBT Anti-Discrimination Ordinance Casper Star-Tribune • May 13, 2015 The Laramie City Council will decide tonight whether to prohibit discrimination against gay and transgender people at work, in housing and in public places. If the ordinance passes, Laramie would be the first city in the Equality State with a nondiscrimination ordinance. Read more here.
REPORT: Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Wyoming Williams Institute • March 26, 2015 Read this new report about employment discrimination in Wyoming from our friends at the Williams Institute. About 8,900 LGBT workers in Wyoming are not explicitly protected from discrimination under state or federal laws. Discrimination against LGBT employees in Wyoming has recently been documented
Wyoming House Rejects Amended Housing Discrimination Bill Local News 8 • March 4, 2015 CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – The state House has rejected an amendment that would have added gay and transgender people to a bill aimed at protecting Wyoming residents from housing discrimination. Read the story here.
Wyoming Nondiscrimination Bill Didn’t Conflict with Christianity Casper Star-Tribune • March 1, 2015 This morning I awake again to the painful realization that I still live in a state that denies its own motto “the Equality State.” SF 115, the bill adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the non-discrimination policy of this state has failed. How can it be? Even the energy industries t
After LGBT Nondiscrimination Vote, Opponents Vow to Continue Fight for Religious People Casper Star-Tribune • March 1, 2015 CHEYENNE – So concerned was Pastor Tim Moyer about an anti-discrimination bill for gay and transgender Wyomingites, he drove eight hours from Thayne to testify against it. Moyer, who ministers at Emmanuel Bible Church of Star Valley, attended a legislative meeting wearing a white sticker on his sh
Wyoming Equality at Work Bill Dies Wyoming Tribune Eagle • February 25, 2015 CHEYENNE – The Wyoming House of Representatives defeated a bill Tuesday that would have added sexual orientation and gender identity to the state’s anti-discrimination statutes. Senate File 115 had passed by an overwhelming majority in the Senate, but it was struck down by a 33-26 vote i
Tale of Two Dioceses: Cheyenne, Salt Lake Diverge in Support on Nondiscrimination Bills Casper Star Tribune • February 23, 2015 CHEYENNE — They’re located in conservative, neighboring Western states with small numbers of Catholics. But regarding anti-discrimination bills protecting gay and transgender people, the Diocese of Cheyenne and the Diocese of Salt Lake City couldn’t be further apart. The Cheyenne diocese i
Wyoming House to Take First Look at LGBT Rights Bill Wyoming Tribune Eagle • February 23, 2015 CHEYENNE (AP) – A contentious bill that would ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity is set to go before the Wyoming House of Representatives this week. The bill would add sexual orientation and gender identity to state laws that currently prohibit discrimina