WPR News
8:42 am
Wed January 31, 2007

Gay Marriage Bill Gets Final OK From Senate

Cheyenne, WY – A bill that would completely outlaw gay marriages in Wyoming has easily passed the Wyoming Senate. The bill says would not recognize gay unions performed in other states. Senator Cale Case urged his colleagues to vote against the bill. He says Wyoming already has a black eye when it comes to accepting gays because of the Matthew Shepard murder. But the bill passed 21-8. Case says he's disappointed. Senator Jayne Mockler also spoke against what she called putting personal beliefs into law, saying that the state should let people decide such issues on their own. No Senator spoke in favor of the bill. But after receiving the passing vote, it now heads to the House.