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Why is a state historical society honoring a discredited book about Matthew Shepard?

LUKE BRINKER | Equality Matters | Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Matthew Shepard
The Wyoming State Historical Society honored a book that asserts college student Matthew Shepard wasn’t murdered because he was gay, but was instead killed in a drug-related incident – even though the book relies on wild extrapolation and questionable or anonymous sources and has been denounced as “fictional” by lawyers and investigators involved in the case.

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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
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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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Jackson, Wyo. adds protections for LGBT workers in hiring policies

| Monday, June 2, 2014
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JACKSON, Wyo. — The Jackson, Wyo., town council has formally added protections for LGBT people to its hiring policies. The council voted 3-0 in favor of the changes on May 27. Town Council Don Frank says adding protections to the policy manual "is in the finer spirit of liberty and justice."

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Prominent Wyo. lawyers speak out in support of marriage equality

| Wednesday, April 30, 2014
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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
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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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Simpson: Time to ‘live and let live’ and allow gay couples the freedom to marry

| Tuesday, April 8, 2014
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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.

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Same-sex marriage supporters launch public education campaign in Wyoming

| Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Wyoming Unites for Marriage launches marriage equality campaign on the steps of the Wyoming state capitol in Cheyenne on March 17, 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."

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

| Monday, March 17, 2014
Troy Mader
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.

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