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Wyoming fails to pass domestic partnership rights for gay couples

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  1. Ed Stevens 31 Jan 2013, 4:16pm

    An insult to the beautiful memorny of the young Matthew Shepard who was cruelly murdered in that state for being gay. Seems that there are a lot of hate filled bigots there.

    1. Well said.

      Remembering Matthew Shepard.

  2. To be honest I would’ve been astonished had this passed in this ‘cowboy’ state (not to mind the same-sex marriage vote). Despite the momentum and the hand of history being on our side I can guarantee there will some US states still banning equal marriage in 20 or 30 years time.

  3. Robert in S. Kensington 31 Jan 2013, 4:40pm

    What can you expect? A beautiful state unfortunately infested with right wing retarded republican religious nutters.

  4. Seems Brokebank Mountain didn’t move their attitudes either.

  5. Considering the fact that it was ignorance that lead tl the death of Mathew Sheppard in Laramie Wyoming. is it any surprise that little (at least in republican government) has changed

    In the debate leading up to Wednesday night’s defeat, State Representative Mark Baker claimed that “only 1% of homosexuals die of old age” and that domestic partnerships would cause higher health care costs for the state..

    I have heard some shallow and misleading truths used in the debates against equal marriage. Talk of spin doctors by PR people.

    Don’t blame LGBT for rising health care cost. Instead look inward at your own republican party, insurance and drug companies.

    When (if there is any basis) 1% issue he compares it instead to dementia (maybe he’s already affected) perhaps he needs to redirect his priorities exercising his brain.

    Wyoming’s percentage is estimated to be 14.8%. Forty-seven percent of all persons with Alzheimer’s disease are 85+ years in age. Given that we are living longer.

  6. Pavlos Prince of Greece 31 Jan 2013, 5:27pm

    Sad for gay community in this country of ‘Brockeback Mountain’, but even fact to discuss same-sex unions is important step in this very red state. (And fact that this bill as well this of same-sex marriage was proposed by an Republican too; maybe it was possible only in Wyoming, because Dick Cheyney is from here)

  7. That There Other David 31 Jan 2013, 5:34pm

    I’ll wager something with Rep. Baker. I’m 100% certain that 1% figure is an outright lie. Pure and simple. So how about he either proves it or resigns?

    1. Rep. Baker must have a PHD (Piled Higher and Deeper) because that is the only way he could have come up with his 1%.

      Out of interest I researched to see if I could find any reference to this statistic. No where! could I find a search engine to take me to any reference except his remark! Even searching Wyoming Health Dept official pages didn’t yield results.

      http://health.wyo.gov/main/divisionsprograms.html#aging

  8. MerlynHerne 31 Jan 2013, 6:21pm

    This shows that these right wing wankers lie through their teeth when they claim that it is only the word “marriage” to which they object. They fight civil unions every bit as viciously as they do equal marriage.

  9. All US states have nicknames. New York is the “Empire State”. Texas is the “Lone Star State” etc.
    Ironically, Wyoming is known as the “Equality State”.
    Sounds like a box of chocolates to me.

  10. If the health benefits of hetero sexual marriage (statistically) indicate that partners live longer happier and are often healthier lives…Maybe Sen.Mark Baker has missed the obvious! I mean…
    In the debate leading up to Wednesday night’s defeat, State Representative Mark Baker claimed that “only 1% of homosexuals die of old age” and that domestic partnerships would cause higher health care costs for the state..

    I have concluded that the other 99% of homosexuals don’t die! maybe because they live in Wyoming the live in eternal perpetuity. Maybe if you extended the benefits of equal marriage they might die younger like their heterosexual contemporaries. Now that would burden health car!

  11. Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 1 Feb 2013, 2:07am

    The motto of the state of Wyoming should be “the inequality and bigot state”!

    But then again maybe that is a bit harsh!

    They are mostly libertarian Republicans and the vote was very close -only 11 votes short!

    The Wyoming Discrimination bill (that adds the words “sexual orientation and gender identity” to the Wyoming Statutes) was only a measly 4 votes short!

    http://www.kgwn.tv/story/20880281/wyo-senate-slated-to-hear-gay-discrimination-bill

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