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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 → ]

Simpson: Time to ‘live and let live’ and allow gay couples the freedom to marry

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson of Wyoming, a Republican, says it’s time to “live and let live” and allow same-sex couples the freedom to marry. [ 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 → ]
APLiz Cheney

Liz Cheney abandoning bid to unseat Wyoming’s GOP senator

Monday, January 6, 2014
WASHINGTON -- Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, said Monday she is abandoning her effort to unseat Republican incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming. [ Read more → ]
Matthew Shepard

Laramie, Wyoming, 15 years later: Reflections and looking forward

Sunday, October 13, 2013
As the sun sets on the Wyoming prairie and draws shadows into the neighboring foothills just west of the west, Jim Osborn opens the back door to let the dog outside and reflects on the October week that not only marks the annual global "Coming Out" day, but also the anniversary of the murder of his friend Matthew Shepard. [ Read more → ]
Elizabeth Cheney

Elizabeth Cheney does not believe in her lesbian sister’s right to marry

Saturday, August 31, 2013
"I believe the issue of marriage must be decided by the states, and by the people in the states, not by judges and not even by legislators, but by the people themselves.” [ 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 → ]
Lynn Hutchings

Black lawmaker to gays: ‘Stop carpet-bagging on our civil rights movement’

Monday, January 28, 2013
A Wyoming lawmaker on Monday testified that she is tired of hearing gays and lesbians equate their struggle for civil rights to the efforts of mixed-race couples to secure the legal right to marry in the late 1960s. [ 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 → ]

2011: An ‘epic year of transformation’ for marriage equality in the U.S.

Saturday, December 31, 2011
One leading advocate called 2011 an “epic” year for marriage equality. Was it? While only one state -- New York -- enacted full marriage rights for same-sex couples, it was the most populous state to do so. Five other states also moved closer to marriage equality than ever before. Public opinion shifted dramatically towards supporting equality. And the Obama administration announced that it no longer considers a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act constitutional. [ 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 → ]

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 → ]
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