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By David Martin

Discrimination bill dies

Session "frustrating" for GR legislator


A bill aiming to provide protection to homosexuals and transgender people against discrimination in Wyoming failed in the house Tuesday, following what Rep. Stan Blake, D-Green River, called a close vote.

Blake said Rep. Mike Madden, R-Buffalo, worked to strip the bill of many initial provisions before the vote, keeping its basic protections. However, that wasn’t enough to gather the necessary votes in the Republican-dominated House.

“I knew it was going to be close,” Blake said. “It was almost 50-50.”

The final vote came to 33 against, 23 for, with one legislator excused. Locally...

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