Cathy Connolly http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Lawmakers discuss innovation http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/lawmakers-discuss-innovation <p>The Joint Education Committee wrapped up two days of meetings talking about everything from improving Native American education to better uses of technology in the classroom.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p>Glenrock Senator Jim Anderson &nbsp;&nbsp;says lawmakers have had some distractions in recent months with the controversy surrounding Superintendent Cindy Hill, but he says they are moving forward with some good ideas.</p><p></p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 00:34:53 +0000 Bob Beck 43846 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Lawmakers discuss innovation Proposed legislation would provide ‘domestic partnership’ benefits for gay couples http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/proposed-legislation-would-provide-domestic-partnership-benefits-gay-couples <p>State Representative Cathy Connolly of Laramie has drafted legislation that would give gay couples the same rights as spouses in Wyoming.&nbsp;</p><p>Connolly says if the bill is passed, couples will be able to register at county clerks offices to become official domestic partners.</p><p>“What it does is allow for any place in our statutes where the term ‘spouse’ is used, that members of the domestic partnership have equal rights, duties, benefits and obligations as spouses,” she said.</p><p>The bill would also apply to unmarried heterosexual couples.</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:57:07 +0000 Willow Belden 34921 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Proposed legislation would provide ‘domestic partnership’ benefits for gay couples