Gay rights bill clears a hurdle in Wyoming
John M. GlionnaIn an action hailed by gay rights activists as a turning point in a solidly conservative state, a bill that would allow same-sex couples most of the legal rights of heterosexual couples cleared a Wyoming subcommittee by a 7-2 vote and is headed to consideration in the full House.
The sponsor of the bill, State Rep. Cathy Connolly of Laramie, is the first openly gay representative in Wyoming. She is one of only eight Democrats in the 60-member House.
"We passed the first step, but it's a big step," Connolly said in an interview. "In the past, this bill has met failure, even at the subcommittee level."
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"Gay rights bill clears a hurdle in Wyoming", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2013. Consulté le 08/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/gay-rights-bill-clears-a-hurdle-in-wyoming