Thursday, February 5, 2009

Wyoming Advances on Anti-Gay Marriage Bill

On a vote 5 to 4, the Wyoming House Judiciary Committee passed an anti-gay marriage resolution to go to the House floor for debate. If two-thirds of the Wyoming House of Representatives approve the resolution, the state's constitution would be amended and marriage in the state would be defined as only between a man and a woman. The state would also not recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states or countries where it is legal.

The main sponsor of the bill is Senator Curt Meier, who believes the current Wyoming law stating the marriage is for opposite sex couples isn't strong enough.

The national conservative organization, Focus on the Family Action has already started a phone bank campaign lobbying for the resolution to pass. They have been targeting voters, asking them to contact their representatives in support of the bill.

So what can you do to fight LGBT discrimination in Matthew Shepherd's home state?

First, contact Sen. Curt Meier and voice your disapproval of his blatant discrimination, and let him know to keep it out of the state's laws.

Second, contact Rep. Joseph M. Barbuto, who staunchly opposes the bill and voice your strong support in his efforts to keep it from passing.

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