CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - In wake of criticism from advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, the Cheyenne City Council has decided to abandon plans for a human rights advisory council.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports (http://tinyurl.com/q33lp4v ) that council members removed the proposal from the agenda of Monday’s meeting to applause from those attending.

Critics of the ordinance said the council was using the measure to delay a ban on discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in housing, employment and business accommodations.

On the other side of the spectrum, others said the advisory board would encroach on First Amendment rights by pursuing protections for the LGBT community.

Laramie lawmakers passed a similar law in May.


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