Governor Gordon Signed First Bill into Law

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. December 10th will be Wyoming Women's Suffrage Day.

Gordon signed the bill honoring the "Equality State's" 150th anniversary of granting women the right to vote.

He did it at a ceremony with every female legislator standing behind him.

We asked him what it meant for his first bill honoring Wyoming's legacy as the first state giving women the vote.

"It demonstrates that Wyoming was 50 years ahead of the rest of the nation five years before, you know, some of the more recognized suffragettes were addressing other state legislatures. Wyoming has really led the way." Said Gordon.

Wyoming is recognized as the first jurisdiction in the world giving women voting rights.

2019 is also the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment to the US constitution giving women the right to vote nationwide.