Wyo GOP leadership reacts to LGBTQ complaints

WYOMING – Wyoming Senate President Drew Perkins, Majority Floor Leader Dan Dockstader and Senate Vice President Ogden Driskill released the following statement today concerning a complaint filed by Wyoming Equality regarding a visit to the Capitol from students participating in the Gay-Straight Alliance Civics Day.

The statement reads:

“In Wyoming, we believe in respect, civility and compassion. Here in the Wyoming Legislature, it is no different. We take the concerns raised on behalf of these students very seriously. Absolutely no one should be made to feel dismissed, disrespected or degraded.

Let us be clear, the message from the Wyoming Senate is this—all Wyoming citizens are welcome here. We want to hear from you. We need to hear from you. We are blessed to have a citizen legislature in Wyoming, and that means the voices of every single person should be heard and considered.

In the coming days, we will continue through the process designed to properly vet and address complaints filed against Members. Both Senator Hutchings and these students deserve fair consideration and respect as we work to address this matter.

An informal complaint letter was sent by the Board of Directors of Wyoming Equality on behalf of GSA students. Per policy and rule of the Legislature, complaints filed against individual members and proceedings that follow are confidential.

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