CHEYENNE — A bill that would have reaffirmed the right of religious officials to decline to marry same-sex couples was defeated Tuesday morning in a state legislative committee.
CASPER, Wyo. — On the heels of the court ruling allowing same-sex marriage in Wyoming, a bill before the state Legislature would allow people — including county clerks — to deny services if their religious beliefs conflict with government policy.
Same-sex marriage, a new library and a Senate seat that flipped for the first time in more than a century make The Billings Gazette's Top 10 stories of 2014.
CASPER, Wyo. — GOP leaders in Goshen County signed their names to a letter that rebuked Republican Gov. Matt Mead for not appealing a judge’s order that allowed same-sex marriage in Wyoming.
Rob Johnston and Carl Oleson take a moment to themselves in Rob's downtown Casper office before walking to the U.S. District Courthouse on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. "The reality is, we've come a long way and we're not giving up the fight," Rob said. (Ryan Dorgan, Star-Tribune)
Lalenya Yahnke, left, and Teasha Kahl apply for their marriage license Tuesday morning, Oct. 21, 2014 at the Natrona County Clerk's office in Casper, Wyo. Yahnke and Kahl have been together for three years. Same-sex couples began receiving marriage licenses Tuesday morning after the Wyoming …
The Yellowstone County commission is expected to give Clerk of Court Kristie Boelter a warning: either follow the law regarding accommodating employee exemptions or go it alone in court if the county gets sued.
BUTTE — No deputy clerks in the Butte-Silver Bow clerk of court office are exempt from issuing wedding licenses for same-sex couples, Clerk of Court Lori Maloney said Monday.
CASPER, Wyo. — A majority of Wyomingites support same-sex marriage, according to a University of Wyoming poll.
Bert Pezzarossi and Dan Hance brought their six children from Miles City to the Yellowstone County Courthouse so the kids could watch them get married Thursday.
Two gay couples hoping to be the first in Yellowstone County to tie the knot Wednesday afternoon were done in by the state’s computer system.
HELENA — A federal judge in Montana on Wednesday overturned the state’s gay marriage ban.
GREAT FALLS — A federal judge has vacated a hearing scheduled for next week in Great Falls to hear arguments in a lawsuit challenging Montana's ban on gay marriage.
BOZEMAN — Advocates of same-sex marriage predict gay marriage soon will be a reality in Montana.
“You guys have the same rings,” she said. “Are you married?”
Carl Oleson and Rob Johnston laugh with friends during a dinner party on Aug. 31 at their home in Casper. In Casper, we have more straight friends than we have gay friends,” Carl said. “And what I’ve found is that I like those relationships even better in some ways, because the friends that …
The day their marriage was recognized in Wyoming, Oleson and Johnston explain to their neighbors Annie, center, and Kitty the significance of Judge Scott W. Skavdahl’s ruling on Oct. 17.
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.
Mike Romero, left, and Marvin Witt share a kiss Tuesday morning, Oct. 21, 2014, after they were married by nondenominational chaplain Pamela RW Kandt in downtown Casper, Wyo. Romero and Witt met in Wisconsin and have been together for more than 30 years. They started wearing wedding rings ab…
CASPER, Wyo. — The groom wore olive shorts and tennis shoes. The other groom wore a navy golf shirt with a Walt Disney World logo.