Outrage of the Day- Wyoming Tries to Go Anti-Gay

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"(Cheyenne, Wyoming) Legislation to amend the Wyoming constitution to ban same-sex marriage has passed a key legislative committee.
The House Judiciary Committee voted 5 to 4 to send the joint resolution to the full House for debate.
The proposed amendment would define marriage as a union between a man and a woman and would block the state recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states or countries where they are legal.
The measure would need a two-thirds vote in each house of the legislature and then be signed by the governor in order to make it onto the ballot.
Most Democrats have said they would vote against the measure. The legislature’s winter session will last only two months and with a worsening economic picture for the state, some observers say they believe the amendment may not make it to a vote.
“At the end of the day, I can’t allow a discrimination clause to have a chance to get in
our state constitution,” said Rep. Joseph Barbuto (D).
A similar proposed amendment passed the Senate two years ago but died in the House.
Wyoming already has a law limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples but state Sen. Curt Meier (R), the amendment’s main sponsor, said the law is not sufficient.
The national conservative Focus on the Family Action recently began a telephone lobbying campaign in support of a gay-marriage ban.
The Colorado Springs, Colorado-based group has been targeting voters in what it sees as swing districts where it believes it can exert pressure on lawmakers."
Slight side note. Many churches are afraid that if same-sex marriage becomes legal, they will be charged with discrimination if they refuse to perform said marriages. Wrong. Many churches/denominations refuse to perform marriages for anyone who doesn't belong to their faith. For example, non-Catholics generally can't get married in a Catholic church (there may be a few exceptions, but they're rare and I haven't heard of any). If they can't be sued for discrimination, neither can you.
Good luck trying to find another logical, secular way of supporting your small-minded hatred.