Friday, February 06, 2009

16 GOP Reps Voted to Kill
Anti-Gay WY Marriage Law

According to, there were 16 Republicans who voted the right way on the latest attempt at a defense of straight marriage bill that was killed earlier today in Wyoming.

I see that good guy Dan Zwonitzer, who stood up for gay dignity in 2005 when the legislature last attempted such a stupid law, again did the right thing and voted to consign the bill the trash bin.

Many thanks go out to Dan, his GOP colleagues and the allied Democrats, for showing real backbone today. We gays couldn't have made this small victory happen with you all.

Click here to read following info on the Wyoming legislature's site:

H.J. No. 0017

Defense of marriage.

A JOINT RESOLUTION proposing to amend the Wyoming Constitution by creating a new section specifying that a marriage between a man and a woman shall be the only legal union that shall be valid or recognized in Wyoming.


Ayes: Representative(s) Anderson, R., Brechtel, Buchanan, Cannady, Davison, Edmonds, Hallinan, Harshman, Harvey, Jaggi, Lockhart, Lubnau, Madden, McKim, Mercer, Miller, Peasley, Petersen, Philp, Quarberg, Semlek, Shepperson, Simpson, Stubson and Teeters.

Nays: Representative(s) Bagby, Barbuto, Berger, Blake, Bonner, Brown, Byrd, Carson, Childers, Cohee, Connolly, Craft, Diercks, Esquibel, K., Gilmore, Gingery, Goggles, Hales, Hammons, Illoway, Jorgensen, Landon, McOmie, Meyer, Millin, Moniz, Patton, Pedersen, Roscoe, Steward, Thompson, Throne, Wallis, Zwonitzer, Dn. and Zwonitzer, Dv..

Ayes 25 Nays 35 Excused 0 Absent 0 Conflicts 0

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