Thursday, January 20, 2011

Marriage Equality in Wyoming: disappointing news from "the equality state"

Legislation to clarify Wyoming's definition of marriage split along party lines to pass out of a House committee 7-2 on Monday.

Wyoming law already defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman, but state law also requires the state to recognize marriages performed in other states. House Bill 74 would close that loophole, specifying that same-sex marriages performed in other states or other countries wouldn't be considered valid in Wyoming....

[Torrington resident Butch Nollsch] criticized conservative lawmakers for arguing against gun control but in favor of "marriage control." Nollsch asked if it meant that marriage is more dangerous than guns, saying that HB 74 doesn't benefit the state in any way.
The old tired arguments of course, that they don't hate gays they just want to protect procreating straight people. And how does denying me any protections do that?

1 comment:

PseudoPiskie said...

There is no logic to their arguments, only prejudice. Did you see the article on how our colleges aren't educating our youth? The companies that purchase our elected officials want an easily manipulated, dumb electorate and they are getting their wish. We suffer as a result. Ugh.