CBS News reports:
The civil rights group Wyoming Equality accused Wyoming Sen. Lynn Hutchings of comparing homosexuality to bestiality and pedophilia in a meeting last week with LGBTQ youth, according to an informal complaint made public by the organization. The advocacy group posted the complaint Friday afternoon on its website. It also posted a link to the complaint on its Facebook page.
“It is our understanding that while the state legislature’s anti-harassment policy mentions no protected classes, including sexual orientation and gender identity, Senator Hutchings’ behavior was unacceptable and inexcusable,” the complaint reads. “Fourteen- and fifteen-year old high school students wishing to engage with the legislative process should not have been confronted with the comments made by Senator Hutchings.”
According to Wyoming Equality’s letter to the president of the state Senate, Hutchings said this:
“If my sexual orientation was to have sex with all of the men in there and I had sex with all of the women in there and then they brought their children and I had sex with all of them and then brought their dogs in and I had sex with them, should I be protected for my sexual orientation?”
The students met with Hutchings while participating in the annual Gay-Straight Alliance Civics Day at the Capitol. The tweet below is from the mayor of Cheyenne.
Shame on you, Sen Hutchings. We deserve better. Our youth deserve better. Bestiality is equivalent to being gay? Really? https://t.co/eb7euuPnOl
— Mayor Marian Orr (@gofishwyo) February 9, 2019