WPR News
11:40 am
Tue March 13, 2007

Gillette Church Denies Lesbians Communion

Laramie, WY – A Catholic church in Gillette has told a lesbian couple they can no longer receive communion, in part because they spoke out against the state bill that opposed recognizing gay marriages. Leah Vader and Lynne Huskinson received a letter in early March from the pastor of the Catholic parish they've attended since 1998. Vader says the letter made reference to their opposition to the gay marriage bill, also called senate file 13. A spokesman for the diocese says that he did NOT know that the letter referenced the couple's opposition to the bill, and he says the church also refuses communion to heterosexual couples who are unmarried and living together.