Wyoming House Committee Advances Domestic Partnerships
January 28, 2013 by HRC staff
Post submitted by Nick Martin, HRC Field Assistant
The Wyoming House of Representatives took its first step today towards passing domestic partnerships. The House Corporations Committee approved a bill that would establish domestic partnerships this afternoon by a vote of 7-2.
Just before it recommended the domestic partnerships legislation for a full floor vote, the committee voted down a bill that would grant full marriage rights to same-sex couples by only one vote.
This is a historic moment in a state with an overwhelmingly Republican-controlled legislature and where similar measures in the past have failed.
The Human Rights Campaign has been involved in Wyoming, providing strategic support. We are working with Wyoming Equality, the National Center for Lesbian Rights and other local groups.
A full vote in the Wyoming House of Representatives is expected later this week.
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