Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr has told a Cheyenne newspaper that she plans to lobby the Wyoming legislature to pass a statewide non-discrimination bill.

The Wyoming-Tribune Eagle, in an article in its Thursday edition, quoted the mayor as saying she planned to lobby state lawmakers for a law protecting Wyoming LGBTQ residents from discrimination.

Attempts by Townsquare Media to reach the mayor for comment on the report on Thursday were unsuccessful, as spokesman Micheal Skinner said she was out of town attending a conference.

But the mayor's twitter page on Thursday included a photo of the newspaper article, along with the statement "A headline I’m proud of. As mayor of the Capitol City of the Equality State - it’s high time."

According to the newspaper article, Mayor Orr indicated that if the state legislature doesn't pass a non-discrimination bill in the 2019 session, she would be receptive to passing a similar ordinance in the Cheyenne City Council.

The mayor has long been a supporter of a city non-discrimination ordinance, campaigning on the issue during her 2016 mayoral campaign. An article on her campaign website in May of 2016 spelled out her support for such an ordinance.

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