Wyoming lawmaker disputes account of remarks about gays

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) | A Wyoming state lawmaker accused of comparing homosexuality to bestiality and pedophilia while talking to a group of high school students denied Feb. 12 that she made any such comparison but now said she faces “racial slurs” and threats as a result.

Republican Sen. Lynn Hutchings said in a statement she didn’t intend to demean the Cheyenne Central High School students and believes she treated them kindly. “It is unfortunate, but I now recognize, that my attempts at meaningful dialogue on this specific issue did not come across as I intended,” Hutchings said in the statement.

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Wyoming’s biggest city will wait-and-see on LGBTQ discrimination ordinance

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – City council members in Wyoming’s largest city are holding off on plans to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

The Cheyenne council members say they want to see how the U.S. Supreme Court rules in a Colorado case involving a baker who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding.

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Prison sentence handed out to transgender bank robber

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – A transgender woman who robbed a bank in an attempt to be sent back to prison expressed a change in heart, and a sympathetic judge sentenced her Oct. 12 to six years in a federal women’s prison, far less than the 20 years she could have gotten.

Linda Thompson, 59, told the courtroom that whatever sentence U.S. District Judge Nancy Freudenthal handed down would be fine with her, but she hoped yet to get a commercial driver’s license and land a job driving a truck.

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