Wyoming Republican lawmaker Lynn Hutchings is in hot water for allegedly telling a group of teenagers homosexuality was comparable to bestiality, reports Kgab.
Hutchings allegedly made the comments to a group of students who were visiting the state capitol for Gay-Straight Alliance Civics Day at the beginning of the month.
The day was meant to show young LGBT+ students and their allies how the state government works in regard to anti-discrimination laws.
10 students as young as 14 from Cheyenne Central High Schoolmet with Hutchings in the lobby of the state building when she asked them: “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?”
Afterwards the group wrote in a formal complain of Hutchings’ behaviour: “Senator Hutchings’ behaviour was unacceptable and inexcusable. 14- and 15-year-old high school students wishing to engage with the legislative process should not have been confronted with the comments made by Senator Hutchings.
“Those students, some of which identify as LGBTQ, were deeply hurt and disturbed that they were compared to acts of bestiality and pedophilia.
“The students’ sentiment was exacerbated especially after Senator Hutchings hypothetically recounted the idea of sexually engaging with children then physically engaged with the students.
“On GSA Civics Day, we expect students to be challenged and engage in lively civic dialogue. This is not what transpired.
“The students spoke with several legislators that day. For the exception of the incident with Senator Hutchings, the students said all their interactions with legislators were civil and respectful no matter where the legislators stood on bills and issues.”