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Wyoming ‘Marriage and Constitution Restoration Act’ (HB 167)

This law was last updated on Oct 22, 2018


This law is Anti–LGBTQ Model Bill

State

Wyoming

Number

HB 167

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Feb 14, 2018

Topics

LGBTQ, Religious Freedom

Full Bill Text

legiscan.com

HB 167 would amend state law to define same-sex marriage as “parody marriage,” and prohibit the state from granting or recognizing such marriages.

The bill argues that “marriage between a man and a woman arose out of the nature of things and is natural, neutral and noncontroversial unlike parody marriages.”

The bill states that any marriage that does not involve one man and one woman is a “parody marriage.”

The bill argues that “all forms of parody marriage and nonheterosexual sexual orientations or self-asserted sex-based identity narratives that fail to check out the human design are part of the religion of secular humanism.”

If passed, the state would no longer respect, endorse, or recognize any form of same-sex marriage policy. The state would no longer longer enforce, recognize, or respect any policy that treats sexual orientation as a suspect class.

The state would continue to grant and recognize marriage between a male and a female person “because such action constitutes secular state action which accomplishes its intended purposes.”


Related Legislation

Nearly identical to South Carolina’s Marriage and Constitution Restoration Act (H 4949). Both bills were co-written by Chris Sevier (Severe), a person with a history of anti-LGBTQ stunt lawsuits.


Latest Action

Was not considered for introduction vote.


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