Cheyenne Mayor: Bias Crimes Ordinance ‘Most Important’ I’ll Sign
The law, which passed by an 8 to 1 vote on March 14, makes it a misdemeanor to intimidate or maliciously harass someone based on race, color, religion, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, disability, or political affiliation.
"It is an important message to send to the world, Cheyenne is open for business," Collins said Friday in his Mayor's Minute column.
"Employers that bring a business, workers that choose to move here, and folks that live here -- we will protect you from the kinds of harassment outlined in the ordinance," he added.
Collins says he hopes the passage of the ordinance will encourage other cities to do the same.
- Use of N-Word, Other Negative Acts at LCSD1 Prompt Call to Action
- Cheyenne Bar Called Out for Selling Violent, Anti-Gay T-Shirts