Wyoming Republicans criticize governor for not continuing gay marriage fight

Gov. Matt Mead (R-Wyo.)

Gov. Matt Mead (R-Wyo.) AP

CASPER, Wyo. — Thirty-three members of the Goshen County Republican Party have signed a letter that rebukes Republican Gov. Matt Mead for not do more to fight same-sex marriage in Wyoming.

Gov. Matt Mead (R-Wyo.)AP

Gov. Matt Mead (R-Wyo.)

The letter also calls on GOP officeholders to heed the Wyoming Republican Party’s platform planks that oppose gay marriage.

The Goshen County letter was sent to Mead, Senate President-elect Phil Nicholas and House Speaker-elect Kermit Brown. Nicholas and Brown are both Republicans from Laramie.

Mead responded in a statement that he’s been firm in his stance that marriage is between a man and woman but Wyoming must follow court orders that forced the state to accept gay marriage.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports that Mead noted the Goshen County group was silent when the state was fighting gay marriage in court.

Same-sex marriage became legal in Wyoming on October 21 after a federal court judge struck down the ban as unconstitutional, saying that the state must comply with a ruling by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in cases from Utah and Oklahoma

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