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(Wyo.)-House Now Gets Chance At Gay Marriage Bill

By: Chris Fankhauser Posted at: 01/27/2011 11:32 AM

     CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Senate has approved a bill to allow voters to decide whether the state should recognize same-sex marriages.

     The Senate voted 20-to-10 on Thursday in favor of the resolution sponsored by Republican Sen. Curt Meier, of LaGrange. The bill now goes to the House.

     The resolution would ask voters to amend the state Constitution to specify that Wyoming wouldn't recognize same-sex marriages.

     Supporters say Wyoming needs to clarify the legal status of same-sex marriage because they're permitted elsewhere.

     Opponents of the proposal say the states shouldn't be limiting the rights of gay people.
    
     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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