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Marriage News Watch: More states waiting for Supreme Court on marriage rulings

| Monday, September 22, 2014
Cynthia Wides, right, and Elizabeth Carey exchange wedding vows at City Hall in San Francisco, Saturday, June 29, 2013.
A surprising reveal this week from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg about the court's plans for taking up a marriage case -- or maybe not taking up any. An Arkansas clerk breaks ranks with top state officials, declaring for the first time that the state's marriage ban is unconstitutional. Plus: numerous states freeze their marriage lawsuits...

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Report: Marriage equality would add $2 million to Wyo. economy

| Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Extending marriage to same-sex couples in Wyoming would generate an estimated $2.4 million in spending to the state’s economy, according to a new study. Researchers at the Williams Institute, an independent think tank at UCLA’s School of Law, estimates that — based on 2010 U.S. Census data -- 657 same-sex couples live in Wyoming...

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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
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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
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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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