State Senator’s Comments on Homosexuality Draw Complaint from Wyoming Equality Group
Written by jordanmckamey on February 13, 2019
A complaint has been filed by Wyoming Equality regarding a visit to the Capitol from students participating in the Gay-Straight Alliance Civics Day. In the complaint, Senator Lynn Hutchings of Cheyenne is alleged to have compared homosexuality to bestiality and pedophilia in remarks made to students representing the Gay Straight Alliance.
Wyoming Senate President Drew Perkins, Majority Floor Leader Dan Dockstader and Senate Vice President Ogden Driskill assured the public that they take the concerns raised on behalf of these students very seriously, adding that no one should be made to feel dismissed, disrespected or degraded. The Senate leadership pledged to continue through the process designed to properly vet and address complaints filed against Members.
Wyoming Democratic Party Chairman Joe M. Barbuto is calling for Sen. Hutchings to resign.