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Two gay couples turned away at the courthouse by balky computers

Two gay couples turned away at the courthouse by balky computers

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.

November 19, 2014 4:37 pm Photos

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Federal judge overturns Montana’s gay marriage ban

Federal judge overturns Montana’s gay marriage ban

HELENA — A federal judge in Montana on Wednesday overturned the state’s gay marriage ban.

November 19, 2014 2:26 pm Photos

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Judge cancels gay marriage hearing, says he has enough information to rule

Judge cancels gay marriage hearing, says he has enough information to rule

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.

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Montana gay-marriage proponents optimistic

Montana gay-marriage proponents optimistic

BOZEMAN — Advocates of same-sex marriage predict gay marriage soon will be a reality in Montana.

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Wyoming couple opens up about their life together in wake of gay marriage ruling

Wyoming couple opens up about their life together in wake of gay marriage ruling

“You guys have the same rings,” she said. “Are you married?”

October 26, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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Rob & Carl

Rob & Carl

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 …

October 24, 2014 11:46 pm
Rob & Carl

Rob & Carl

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.

October 24, 2014 11:46 pm
Gay issue advocates look to next steps in Wyoming

Gay issue advocates look to next steps in 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.

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Gay Marriage Wyoming

Gay Marriage Wyoming

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…

October 21, 2014 5:07 pm
Mike and Marvin, together for 30 years, married Tuesday in Wyoming

Mike and Marvin, together for 30 years, married Tuesday in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — The groom wore olive shorts and tennis shoes. The other groom wore a navy golf shirt with a Walt Disney World logo.

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Gay marriage is now legal in Wyoming

Gay marriage is now legal in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming has become the latest state to allow same-sex unions, bringing the wave of legalizations to a place where the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard galvanized a national push for gay rights.

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2 Wyoming women celebrate the end of their long wait for marital rights

2 Wyoming women celebrate the end of their long wait for marital rights

CASPER, Wyo. — Donna West lay wide awake in bed the night before a court hearing she did not expect would happen in her lifetime. She read her iPad with the top bedsheet flung over her head, shielding the glowing screen from her slumbering partner, Paula McDaniel, who rarely has trouble slee…

October 19, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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End of gay marriage ban would mean changes for health, family services

CASPER, Wyo. — When a person dies in Natrona County, Coroner Connie Jacobsen is legally obligated to give the death notice to that person’s legal next of kin.

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Ruling to come soon: Gay marriage opponents hint that judge may rule against them

Ruling to come soon: Gay marriage opponents hint that judge may rule against them

CASPER, Wyo. — A federal judge could decide within days whether to legalize gay marriage in Wyoming, and opponents are already hinting that he might rule against them.

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Gay marriage developments: Wyoming holds out

Gay marriage developments: Wyoming holds out

Court arguments over gay marriage move to conservative places like Wyoming, among the dwindling number of states still fighting to keep state gay marriage bans in place. Recent developments on same-sex marriage around the country:

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Rally for Marriage Equality

Rally for Marriage Equality

Amanda Kloeppel and Guy Harris call to passing motorists earlier this month during a rally in support of marriage equality in Casper, Wyo.

October 15, 2014 5:36 pm
Montana judge asked to decide on gay marriage

Montana judge asked to decide on gay marriage

HELENA — Four couples challenging Montana's ban on gay marriages have asked a federal judge to decide the issue without going to trial.

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50 Wyoming business owners voice gay marriage support

50 Wyoming business owners voice gay marriage support

CASPER, Wyo. — More than 50 business leaders around Wyoming are publicly supporting same-sex marriage in Wyoming.

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Gay marriage advocates hope for quick court resolution

Gay marriage advocates hope for quick court resolution

CASPER, Wyo. — Plaintiffs in a same-sex marriage case in federal court hope U.S. District Judge Scott W. Skavdahl will decide quickly, perhaps even at the close of Thursday’s hearing, that the nuptials are a right in Wyoming.

October 15, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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