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Governor Gordon calls white nationalist posters in downtown Cheyenne ‘reprehensible’

Governor Mark Gordon talks during a ceremony for 23 veterans on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, in Evansville. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City File)

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon says that white nationalist posters appeared in downtown Cheyenne on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

He issued a statement on Facebook denouncing them.

“These are offensive posters which misquote our Constitution,” Gordon wrote. “Wyoming is not a place where bigotry and hatred is tolerated.”

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“Our Constitution is clear and I stand behind its tenets. Article 1, Section 2 reads, ‘In their inherent right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, all members of the human race are equal.'”

Gordon says the Constitution protects freedom of speech and that he will always support that right. However, he called the messages “reprehensible.”

“Messages like this that appear anonymously are not only reprehensible, but largely ineffective,” the governor said. “I commend the individual who brought this to the public’s attention.”