gay rights http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en WY Senate defeats bill prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wy-senate-defeats-bill-prohibiting-discrimination-based-sexual-orientation <p>The State Senate defeated a bill that would have prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.&nbsp; It would have given gays and lesbians protections in the workplace.&nbsp; Opponents said it could have led to unfair burdens on employers and infringe on religious freedoms.&nbsp; Senator Chris Rothfuss says he’s sorry that the bill would be inconvenient for certain employers, but he added that was the point.&nbsp; But Baggs Senator Larry Hicks says the legislation would do little.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri, 01 Feb 2013 00:55:23 +0000 Bob Beck 36040 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org WY Senate defeats bill prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation