Tuesday, 22 February 2011 02:20

Wyoming Passed Anti-Gay Bill

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The ban of the recognition of gay marriages and civil unions celebrated outside the state passed in the senate of Wyoming.

By a vote of 16-14 (just 2 votes only), the law was banished.

The supporters of this ban named House Bill 74, indicated that the legislation is necessary to solve a conflict in the law of Wyoming, which defines the marriage as a contract “between a male and a female person” but also identifies any valid marriage performed outside the state.

Trib reports that opponents held that the bill is unneeded, unconstitutional, and discriminatory against gay and lesbian couples.

Because of the amendment, the bill will now head back to the House to approve the changes. The House passed the legislation late last month 32-27.