Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Editor: Tracy A. Thomas
University of Akron School of Law

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Wyoming and Gay Rights

From the Billings Gazette

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming's only openly gay lawmaker says the state should pass a bill that bars discrimination against gays at the same time as various courts consider the legality of gay marriage.

In many states where gay marriage is legal, people can still be fired for being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Rep. Cathy Connolly, D-Laramie, described instances in which couples published wedding notices in newspapers and were promptly fired because their states don't include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes in anti-discrimination laws.

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