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Courage v. Wyoming

Courage v. Wyoming is a state court lawsuit filed March 5, 2014, challenging Wyoming's ban on same-sex marriage, and recognition of same-sex marriages performed out-of-state. The plaintiffs are four same-sex couples and Wyoming Equality, the state’s largest LGBT civil rights organization. The are represented in part by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR).

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Federal judge strikes down Wyoming same-sex marriage ban

| Friday, October 17, 2014
Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- A federal judge has ordered Wyoming to allow same-sex marriage but has stayed his decision so that the state can appeal if it wants. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl ruled Friday that the state must comply with a ruling by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals that permits same-sex marriage....

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Wyoming governor says state shouldn’t appeal gay marriage loss

| Thursday, October 16, 2014
Gov. Matt Mead (R-Wyo.)
RIVERTON, Wyo. -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says the state shouldn't appeal if a federal judge rules against it in a federal lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Mead addressed the issue Thursday night in a Wyoming Public Television debate in Riverton.

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Wyoming gay marriages still on hold as new challenge is filed in federal court

| Wednesday, October 8, 2014
wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Lingering uncertainty over whether same-sex marriage is allowed in Wyoming prevented same-sex couples from marrying in the state Tuesday, prompting four couples to file a federal lawsuit a day after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld gay marriage by refusing to hear appeals on the issue.

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Wyo. group submits 2,300 pro-marriage equality signatures to governor, AG

| Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Members of Wyoming Equality
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Marriage equality proponents in Wyoming say they've delivered more than 2,300 signatures asking Gov. Matt Mead to quit defending a law that says marriage can only unite a man and a woman. Jeran Artery with the gay-rights advocacy group Wyoming Equality says he hopes Mead and Attorney General Peter Michael will take a close look ...

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Wyo. judge allows challenge to state’s same-sex marriage ban to go forward

| Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- A state judge declined Tuesday to suspend a lawsuit contesting a Wyoming law that specifies marriage is limited to one man and one woman. Instead, Laramie County District Court Judge Thomas Campbell said at a hearing he will consider any additional facts in the case and in November will either rule on the law on the spot or allow the case to go ahead.

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Wyoming same-sex couples seek ruling allowing marriage equality

| Tuesday, July 1, 2014
wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Four same-sex couples who have sued to gain the right to marry in Wyoming are asking a judge to immediately rule in their favor after a recent ruling by a federal appeals court. The couples filed suit in March in state district court in Cheyenne. They filed a motion for summary judgment Tuesday.

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Prominent Wyo. lawyers speak out in support of marriage equality

| Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — More than 50 Wyoming lawyers, including a former state Attorney General, are expressing support for a group's effort to change state law to allow same-sex couples to marry.

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

| Wednesday, April 9, 2014
wyoming
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.

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

| Wednesday, March 5, 2014
wyoming
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.

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