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1. Wyoming only has 4 Democratic state senators. It is THE most Republican-led of all the states in the United States.
2. Small 'c' conservatives, who also happen to be Republicans, said hell no to this ridiculous disgusting bill. They stood by their beliefs as small government people as well.
Can I get an amen on that?? They actually stood on the state Senate floor and berated this fuckery for what it is.
From the Trib.com link above:
By a 16-14 vote, senators rejected a last-minute compromise version of House Bill 74, ending weeks of heated debate and emotional arguments over the legislation from both sides of the issue.
Earlier in the day, the bill barely passed the Wyoming House 31-28.
Supporters of the legislation said it was needed to resolve a conflict in Wyoming law, which defines marriage as a contract “between a male and a female person” but also recognizes any valid marriage performed outside the state.
Last November, a Wyoming district court judge refused to grant a divorce to a lesbian couple from Lusk who married in Canada; the couple has appealed the case to the Wyoming Supreme Court.
But state Sens. John Hines, R-Gillette, and Bill Landen, R-Casper, who cast the deciding votes against HB74 on Wednesday, said they opposed it because it didn’t guarantee same-sex couples access to Wyoming courts to get a divorce or for other disputes.
Hines and Landen had joined a majority of senators last month in approving a version of HB74 that included such a guarantee for gay couples in out-of-state civil unions.
But the Wyoming House rejected the Senate’s version, and a compromise bill hammered out by a legislative conference committee earlier this week stripped out any reference to court access or civil unions.
Both Landen and Hines also said they thought the compromise bill wouldn’t do anything to protect the institution of marriage beyond what’s already in Wyoming law.
“It was one of these bills that we call ‘feel-good bills’ that doesn’t do anything,” Hines said.Rachel Maddow did a great piece on this tonight. Bless those small government lovin Republicans who stood up against the bullshit and bravado of the 14 Republicans in their legislature. ;)