I don’t believe that any judge or elected official is disqualified to hold office because of his/her religious beliefs. I also believe that it is the right of business owners to withhold their services/not engage in practices that are contrary to their religious beliefs. To clarify, if I owned a cake shop and Kanye West came in to buy a cake, it would be discriminatory for me to refuse him service because he is black or an idiot. On the other hand, if he wanted me to make a cake with his explicit lyrics all over it, I could decline my service as I wouldn’t want to be a partaker in behavior that would conflict with my religious convictions.
On Monday, January 30th, the House Labor, Health and Social Services Committee will be listening to several pro-life bills. The meeting on this day will be upon adjournment, around 4pm. Among the bills that will be heard is HB132. This is a bill I’m sponsoring that will require doctors to report any abortions that take place in the state or face a fine. It also adds privacy protections, in addition to what already exists, to women when this information is reported to the state. Pro-life advocates are encouraged to testify before the committee on January 30th in support of these bills. You can also contact/email members of the committee by going to http://legisweb.state.wy.us/LegislatorSummary/CommitteeMembers.aspx?strCommitteeID=10.