January 31, 2013 at 5:30 pm EST | by Phil Reese
Wyoming DP bill dead
Wyoming State Capitol, gay news, Washington Blade

Wyoming State Capitol Building (Photo by Babymestizo via Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — According to the Star-Tribune, a bill that passed out of committee earlier this week that would have extended domestic partnerships to same-sex couples in Wyoming, was voted down before the full house 35-24.

A Senate version of the bill is up for debate soon, but the fate of that bill is now in jeopardy with the House’s rejection.

Lawmakers in the Wyoming House Corporations Committee voted 7-2 to approve a bill that would create a domestic partnership system in the state, after first rejecting a bill that would extend marriage rights to same-sex couples in the state, 5-4.

The bill would have allowed same-sex couples to obtain the “rights, responsibilities, protections and benefits provided in Wyoming law for immediate family members,” according to the text of the bill.


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