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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:40 PM

Lawmakers back gay marriage, union bills (WY)

Source: Jackson Hole Daily

For the first time in his career, Jackson Republican Rep. Keith Gingery is backing a gay marriage bill.

After eight years in the Legislature, Gingery has signed on as a co-sponsor of two measures sanctioning same-sex unions.

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House Bill 169 would change the state’s definition of marriage to say that marriage is a civil contract between “two natural persons.” Current law says that marriage is a contract between “a male and a female person.”

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House Bill 168, which Connolly filed Monday, would create a legal framework for domestic partnerships, allowing same-sex couples to “obtain the rights, responsibilities, protections and legal benefits provided in Wyoming for immediate family members.”


Read more: http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=9443



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brooklynite Jan 2013 OP
DryRain Jan 2013 #1
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:49 PM

1. Dick Cheney will roll over in his grave! Oh wait, he's still alive?

 

And he might support this because he has a daughter who is a lesbian?

Seriously, though, Wyoming is a pretty much libertarian kind of place, except for the religious far right wingers there.

Wyomans don't like people telling them what not to do.

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Response to DryRain (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:53 PM

2. Actually, he flipped years ago...

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:55 PM

3. Yeah, I know, my poor attempt at humor. n/t

 

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:28 PM

4. While we should never be satisfied with civil unions as an end goal

Sometimes such a policy has a way of convincing skeptical people that they need not fear any thing by gays getting married.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:44 PM

5. The end of Brokeback Mountain-style heartaches.

It's amazing to me that we are making such rapid progress in gay rights. I don't recall any other social issue that has flipped like this during my lifetime, never thought 'd live to see it, honestly.

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