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Senate Moves Forward With Anti-Discrimination Bill

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Sen. Cale Case

The Wyoming Senate continues work on a bill that is intended to protect gay and transgender people from discrimination in the workplace. 

Much of the debate centered on whether the private business sector should be exempted from the legislation.

Lander Senator Cale Case says he opposes discrimination, but says the bill goes too far.

“But you can’t tell people who they should hire and who they shouldn’t in their private business. And I go back and I say it’s a stupid idea that you would discriminate on this basis. But liberty includes the right to be stupid.”

The Senate voted to keep private business in the bill, but strengthened religious exemptions. The bill will be debated one more time.

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