Cheyenne Mayor Plans To Lobby For Non-Discrimination Bill
Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr has told a Cheyenne newspaper that she plans to lobby the Wyoming legislature to pass a statewide non-discrimination bill.
Attempts by Townsquare Media to reach the mayor for comment on the report on Thursday were unsuccessful, as spokesman Micheal Skinner said she was out of town attending a conference.
But the mayor's twitter page on Thursday included a photo of the newspaper article, along with the statement "A headline I’m proud of. As mayor of the Capitol City of the Equality State - it’s high time."
According to the newspaper article, Mayor Orr indicated that if the state legislature doesn't pass a non-discrimination bill in the 2019 session, she would be receptive to passing a similar ordinance in the Cheyenne City Council.
The mayor has long been a supporter of a city non-discrimination ordinance, campaigning on the issue during her 2016 mayoral campaign. An article on her campaign website in May of 2016 spelled out her support for such an ordinance.