In Wyoming, we embrace hard work, the belief in opportunity for all, and treating others like we want to be treated. Discrimination toward anyone, including gay and transgender people—is out of line with values Wyomingites hold dear.
All Wyomingites should have the rights to provide for themselves and their families, to live in a safe place, and to access public spaces, safely and without fear of losing these rights because of who they are or whom they love. Though we believe that everyone should be treated equally, our laws do not always reflect that belief.
Most Wyomingites believe that it’s already illegal to fire someone solely for being gay or transgender. But in Wyoming, it is completely legal to do just that—terminate an employee, even though that person is performing satisfactorily, because of their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
The lack of safety for LGBT Wyomingites in Wyoming classrooms, public accommodations, health care facilities, and other spaces fosters an un-Wyoming culture of bias and prejudice.
Hardworking Wyomingites who do their job and are working to provide for themselves and their families have no protection from being fired because they identify as LGBT. And this practice puts our state at a disadvantage when attracting and keeping a talented workforce that believes in diversity and equality.
Wyoming will be at its strongest when discrimination is prohibited in employment, housing, and public accommodations and all Wyomingites are treated fairly and equally.
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