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State of Wyoming urges judge to dismiss same-sex marriage suit

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- The state of Wyoming has asked a district judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by four gay couples and a gay rights advocacy group seeking to force the state to recognize same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
Wyoming Unites for Marriage launches marriage equality campaign on the steps of the Wyoming state capitol in Cheyenne on March 17, 2014.

Same-sex marriage supporters launch public education campaign in Wyoming

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Scores of same-sex marriage supporters in Wyoming gathered in front of the state Capitol on Monday to kick off a public education campaign aimed at building support for marriage equality in the "Equality State." [ Read more → ]
Troy Mader

Wyo. lawmaker defends book on AIDS that describes gays as promiscuous

Monday, March 17, 2014
CASPER, Wyo. -- Wyoming's newest lawmaker is defending a book he wrote nearly three decades ago that says many gay people demand the right to have sex with children and people with AIDS should be quarantined if they continue having sex. [ Read more → ]

Lawsuit filed challenging Wyoming’s ban on same-sex marriage

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Four same-sex couples and Wyoming Equality filed a lawsuit in state court in Cheyenne on Wednesday challenging Wyoming’s laws that prohibit same-sex couples from marrying and recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed outside the state. [ Read more → ]

Wyoming House defeats bills on both sides of same-sex marriage issue

Thursday, February 13, 2014
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- The Wyoming House on Thursday defeated bills on both sides of the same-sex marriage issue. The House first defeated a bill that would have changed state law to allow same-sex marriages. Later, it defeated another bill that would have specified that that Wyoming wouldn’t recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere. [ Read more → ]

Laramie lawmaker introduces bill to allow same-sex marriage in Wyoming

Monday, February 10, 2014
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- A Laramie lawmaker is pushing legislation to change Wyoming state law to allow same-sex marriages. [ Read more → ]
Wyoming state capitol in Cheyenne.

Wyoming state Senate defeats LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination bill

Friday, February 1, 2013
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming State Senate on Thursday defeated a bill that would have banned discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. [ Read more → ]

Wyoming House defeats domestic partnership bill

Thursday, January 31, 2013
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A bill that would have would have allowed same-sex couples in Wyoming to create domestic partnerships carrying most of the legal rights of marriage died Wednesday on a close vote in the state House of Representatives. [ Read more → ]

Wyoming defeats same-sex marriage bill, advances domestic partnership bill

Monday, January 28, 2013
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A bill that would allow same-sex couples in Wyoming to create domestic partnerships carrying most of the legal rights of heterosexual marriage has cleared a committee vote and is headed to consideration in the full House. [ Read more → ]

Some in Wyoming see lawmakers, public thaw on gay rights issues

Sunday, January 27, 2013
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — For years, Democratic lawmakers in Wyoming have floated bills aimed at preventing discrimination against gays and lesbians but have found little support. Now, they seem to have gained some — among Republican lawmakers. [ Read more → ]

Wyoming lawmaker introduces same-sex unions bill to bipartisan support

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Two same-sex marriage/civil union bills introduced in the Wyoming legislature this week by the state's only openly lesbian lawmaker are receiving bipartisan support. State Rep. Cathy Connolly (D-Laramie) is sponsoring House Bill 168, which broadens domestic partnerships, and accompanying bill HB 169,... [ Read more → ]

Wyoming lawmaker hopes national victories will lead to local progress

Tuesday, January 1, 2013
A Wyoming lawmaker is hoping that recent victories for marriage equality around the nation and growing support for LGBT rights, will translate to success during the state's upcoming legislative session. [ Read more → ]

High school coach resigns over sexist, anti-gay survey, will retain job as guidance counselor

Saturday, November 12, 2011
CASPER, Wy. -- A high school football coach in Buffalo, Wy., has resigned after distributing a mock survey entitled the "Hurt Feelings Report," in which responses for players to check off included, "I am a pussy," "I am a queer," and "I am a little bitch." [ Read more → ]

Wyoming Supreme Court ruling will allow state jurisdiction in same-sex divorces

Thursday, June 9, 2011
The Wyoming Supreme Court this week ruled the state’s courts have jurisdiction to grant the divorce of a lesbian couple who were legally married in Canada. [ Read more → ]

Bill banning recognition of gay unions rejected in Wyoming Senate

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
The Wyoming Senate late Wednesday voted to reject House Bill 74, which would have banned out-of-state gay marriage from being recognized. The bill is now dead for the remainder of this year's legislative session. [ Read more → ]

Wyoming House committee passes bill to invalidate out-of-state gay marriages

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
In the final minutes of the day, a House committee voted 4-2 on Tuesday to approve a bill which would invalidate same-sex marriages performed out-of-state. The bill has until Thursday to pass both the House and the Senate. [ Read more → ]

Wyoming anti-gay marriage bill dies in state legislature

Monday, February 28, 2011
A proposed amendment to the Wyoming Constitution that would have banned recognition of same-sex marriages performed in other states, expired Friday when it missed a procedural deadline set in the state House. [ Read more → ]

Wyoming state Senate votes to prohibit recognition of same-sex unions

Saturday, February 19, 2011
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- The Wyoming state Senate on Friday voted in favor of House Bill 74, which would prohibit recognition of same-sex marriages legally performed outside the state. [ Read more → ]

Marriage equality battle ramps up in New Hampshire, Maryland

Monday, January 31, 2011
Two New Hampshire legislators have introduced bills to repeal the state’s marriage equality law, even though Republican leaders said that such a repeal is not a party priority in 2011. And several other states saw legislative moves toward or away from equality in the past week. [ Read more → ]

Wyoming legislature advances anti-gay marriage bills

Saturday, January 22, 2011
The Wyoming state House this week advanced legislation that would prohibit recognition of out-of-state gay marriages, while a Senate committee approved a resolution aimed at a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in the so-called "Equality State." [ Read more → ]

The state of Marriage Equality in 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011
2011 will likely see a number of battles state by state across the country. Three states plus the District of Columbia are facing the prospect of losing marriage equality, an additional seven states could start the process of amending their state constitutions to ban marriage equality, five could gain marriage equality. [ Read more → ]

Wyoming GOP plans to reintroduce defense of marriage measure

Saturday, January 1, 2011
Republican legislators in Wyoming are planning to reintroduce a defense of marriage law that would bar the state from recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states. [ Read more → ]
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