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Cheyenne mayor declares new protections for LGBTQ employees

January 16, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr announced full discrimination protections for LGBTQ city employees.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports Orr announced the protections Tuesday during her State of the City address to the Wyoming Legislature.

Orr promised to lobby for legislation prohibiting employers from making employment decisions based on the sexual orientation or gender identity of an employee or applicant.

The city’s personnel rules and regulations say city employees have been protected from discrimination and harassment on the basis of sexual orientation since at least 2015.

Discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or “any other status protected by law or regulation” is also prohibited.

Orr’s announcement will not affect private employers.

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Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, http://www.wyomingnews.com

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