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Wyoming LGBT advocates turn attention to statewide anti-discrimination law

Thursday, October 23, 2014
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Fresh off their victory to legalize same-sex marriages in Wyoming, advocates for gay rights are turning their attention to other state laws they say need to be changed. "The work's not over," Jeran Artery, of Wyoming Equality, said.

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Marriage equality in the ‘Equality State’ – Wyoming legalizes same-sex marriage

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Wyoming stood poised Tuesday to become the latest state to allow gay marriage, bringing the national wave of expanded rights for same-sex couples to a state where the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard still influences national perceptions. The state was scheduled to file a legal notice saying it won't defend...

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Wyoming same-sex marriages to begin on Tuesday

Monday, October 20, 2014
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Same-sex couples will have to wait until Tuesday before they can get married in Wyoming. Wyoming Attorney General Peter Michael says the state will notify a federal court at 10 .m. Tuesday that it won't appeal last Friday's ruling that struck down the state's ban on gay marriage.

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The week in review: The latest developments in marriage equality…

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Kevin Patterson, left, and David Larance, plaintiffs in one of two challenges to Arizona's same-sex marriage ban, kiss after exchanging vows, as Rev. John Dorhaer, who performed the ceremony, stands at right, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Phoenix. Gay marriage has become legal in Arizona after the state's conservative attorney general said Friday that he wouldn't challenge a federal court decision that cleared the way for same-sex unions in the state.
Same-sex couples won the right to wed in Alaska and Arizona on Friday, after separate court decisions ended bans in those states. And a third ruling in Wyoming means marriages there could begin within a week. The rulings bookend two weeks of legal wrangling, triggered by a U.S. Supreme Court decision last week that effectively legalized same-sex marriage ...

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Federal judge strikes down Wyoming same-sex marriage ban

Friday, October 17, 2014
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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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Judge to rule by Monday in challenge to Wyoming same-sex marriage ban

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Bonnie Robinson, left, and her partner, Anne Guzzo, give a thumbs-up to a passing motorist while speaking with Carl Oleson and his partner, Rob Johnston, right, before a hearing on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at the Ewing T. Kerr Federal Building in Casper, Wyo. U.S. District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl will hear arguments in Guzzo v. Mead, a case brought forth by four same-sex couples alleging the state's refusal to acknowledge their right to marry or legally recognize their out-of-state marriages.
CASPER, Wyo. -- A federal judge says he will rule by Monday on whether Wyoming must allow same-sex couples to wed. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl heard arguments Thursday in Casper on a lawsuit filed by four same-sex couples seeking to force Wyoming to allow gay marriage in response to federal court rulings that apply to the state.

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Same-sex marriage battle moves to federal court in Wyoming

Thursday, October 16, 2014
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CASPER, Wyo. -- The legal battle to allow same-sex couples to wed moves to a federal court in Wyoming, one of the dwindling number of states still fighting to keep state gay marriage bans in place. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl scheduled a hearing Thursday on a lawsuit filed by four same-sex couples seeking to force Wyoming to allow...

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Federal court sets hearing to consider Wyoming same-sex marriage challenge

Thursday, October 9, 2014
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CASPER, Wyo. -- A federal court hearing next week could enable same-sex couples to begin getting marriage licenses in Wyoming. Four same-sex couples and a gay-rights advocacy group filed suit Tuesday seeking the right to marry in Wyoming. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl will consider their request to decide immediately on gay marriage...

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Wyoming governor: Federal ruling doesn’t end state’s gay marriage ban

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Gov. Matt Mead (R-Wyo.)
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Wyoming will continue to defend a state law that defines marriage as existing only between a man and a woman despite federal appeals court rulings upholding gay marriage in other states, Gov. Matt Mead said Wednesday.

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