Casper officials approve anti-discrimination resolution

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Officials in an eastern Wyoming city adopted a resolution affirming the right of LGBT residents to live free of discrimination.

The Casper Star-Tribune <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”http://trib.com/news/local/casper/casper-leaders-pass-anti-discrimination-resolution-after-hours-of-testimony/article%E2%80%946f327708-ac99-54c3-8d0f-283e919d5969.html”>reports</a> the Casper City Council on Tuesday approved an anti-discrimination resolution that was proposed by LGBT advocacy group.

The group Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays backed the resolution, telling the council that it would demonstrate goodwill toward the LGBT community.

Council Vice President Charlie Powell supported the resolution, saying social norms change only when leaders take a stand.

Councilmember Shawn Johnson voted against the resolution. He told the council that federal and state laws already prohibit discrimination, and he does not believe in separating people into different classes.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”http://www.trib.com”>http://www.trib.com</a>

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