Wednesday, January 30, 2013

W.Va. Episcopal bishop supports gay-rights legislation

From West Virginia-

The head of the Episcopal Church in West Virginia wants the state's human rights law amended to include a provision banning discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Bishop Rev. Michie Klusmeyer of the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia wrote a letter to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and the state's Legislature asking for their support of changing the state's human rights law to make it consistent with the Federal Hate Crimes Law, which President Obama signed into law in 2009.

Klusmeyer, whose diocese is comprised of 70 congregations and nearly 10,000 members, said the church has written similar letters to Tomblin and former Gov. Joe Manchin over the past four or five years.

Neither responded, but legislators have, he said.

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