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Wyoming state House gives initial approval to religious freedom bill

Friday, January 30, 2015
Wyoming
The bill would allow businesses to deny services when their religion disagrees with another person’s actions, including potentially allowing county clerks to deny issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. [...]

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Discrimination complaints spur Wyoming lawmaker to push for new protections

Saturday, January 10, 2015
wyoming
The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services has received about 40 complaints over the past four years from state residents alleging job discrimination based on their sexual orientation, an official said Friday. [...]

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Wyoming lawmakers propose same-sex marriage exemption bill for clergy

Saturday, January 3, 2015
Wyoming
Legal rulings last year allowed same-sex marriage in Wyoming, but some say the bill isn't necessary because the First Amendment ensures that no minister or priest would be forced to officiate a gay couple's wedding. [...]

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Wyoming Republicans criticize governor for not continuing gay marriage fight

Friday, December 19, 2014
Gov. Matt Mead (R-Wyo.)
Goshen County Republican Party have signed a letter that rebukes GOP Gov. Matt Mead for not do more to fight same-sex marriage in Wyoming. [...]

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Out lawmaker hopes marriage equality will boost Wyoming anti-discrimination bill

Saturday, December 6, 2014
Out lawmaker Rep. Cathy Connolly, D-Laramie, talks to colleague during a session of the Wyoming Legislature.
Gay rights activists in Wyoming hope the recent court victory affording them the right to marry will give them momentum as they push to outlaw anti-LGBT discrimination. [...]

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Marriage News Watch: Dec. 1, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014
Kristin Seaton, center, of Jacksonville, Ark., holds up her marriage license as she leaves the Carroll County Courthouse in Eureka Springs, Ark., with her partner, Jennifer Rambo, left, of Fort Smith, Ark. Saturday, May 10, 2014, in Eureka Springs, Ark. Rambo and Seaton were the first same-sex couple to be granted a marriage license in Eureka Springs after a judge overturned Amendment 83, which banned same-sex marriage in the state of Arkansas.
More victories this week in some very conservative states. We're now closer than ever to the start of marriage in Arkansas and Mississippi. Florida is refusing to issue drivers' licenses to a couple after they married and changed their last name. And support for marriage has skyrocketed in Wyoming. [...]

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Poll: Majority of Wyoming residents support marriage equality

Monday, November 24, 2014
wyoming
LARAMIE, Wyo. -- Just weeks after same-sex couples in Wyoming gained the the right to marry, a new survey finds the majority of the state's residents support marriage for same-sex couples. [...]

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Holder: U.S. to recognize same-sex marriages in six new states

Saturday, October 25, 2014
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder
WASHINGTON -- The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states, extending federal benefits to those couples. Attorney General Eric Holder says the states are: Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming. [...]

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Wyoming LGBT advocates turn attention to statewide anti-discrimination law

Thursday, October 23, 2014
wyoming
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
Wyoming marriage
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 [...]

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