Wyoming Kills Marriage Bill, Advances Domestic Partnership Legislation

By Neal Broverman

Originally published on Advocate.com January 28 2013 9:17 PM ET

A committee of the Wyoming House narrowly killed proposed marriage equality legislation, but its members later advanced a bill to grant domestic partnerships to same-sex couples.

The Wyoming House Corporations Committee rejected HB 169, which would have legalized same-sex marriage, by a 5-4 vote. Malicious testimony including graphic gay sex depictions and comparisons to pedophilia were included in the debate.

A partner bill that would create a domestic partner registry did pass the committee with a 7-2 vote. Read more here.