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Study: Gay marriage could boost Wyoming economy by $2.4M

CASPER, Wyo. — Legalizing gay marriage would boost Wyoming’s economy by millions of dollars, a new study concludes.

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Montana among 32 states asking Supreme Court to settle gay marriage issue

BOSTON — Thirty-two states that either allow gay marriage or have banned it asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to settle the issue once and for all.

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Wyoming judge lets gay marriage lawsuit continue


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Next in Wyoming gay marriage fight: Anti-discrimination law

Next in Wyoming gay marriage fight: Anti-discrimination law

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming's only openly gay lawmaker says the state should pass a bill that bars discrimination against gays at the same time as various courts consider the legality of gay marriage.

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Gay marriage ruling pleases Wyoming advocates

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Advocates of same-sex marriage in Wyoming said Wednesday they're thrilled by a federal appeals court ruling affirming the right of gay couples to marry in Utah, while Gov. Matt Mead said he will tell the attorney general to see how Wyoming's law prohibiting gay marriage can …

June 25, 2014 3:16 pmLoading…
Wyoming faith leaders call for gay marriage

Wyoming faith leaders call for gay marriage

CASPER, Wyo. — Thirty-one faith leaders in Wyoming signed their names to a statement calling for the state to allow gay marriage.

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Wyoming urges judge to dismiss gay marriage suit

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 gay marriage.

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Wyoming activists monitor gay-marriage case

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A federal court hearing this week on a challenge to Utah's ban on same-sex marriage will have ramifications for Wyoming and other western states.

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Alan Simpson, Wyoming lawmakers sign court brief in support of gay marriage

CASPER, Wyo. — Alan Simpson says it’s time to legalize gay marriage.

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Gay marriage protest

Gay marriage protest

Demonstrators hold flags and chant in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C, on the second day of gay marriage cases before the court in March 2013.

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Montana equality advocates pursue alternate path to fight same-sex marriage ban

Montana equality advocates pursue alternate path to fight same-sex marriage ban

MISSOULA — Montana’s constitutional definition of marriage as one-man, one-woman is similar to other states where legal decisions have overturned such provisions, but same-sex marriage advocates are following a different strategy for change.

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The Rev. Eric Thorson

The Rev. Eric Thorson

The Rev. Eric Thorson is pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, which approved a recognition policy for sexual minorities.

February 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Same-sex couple discusses hurdles they encounter in Montana

Same-sex couple discusses hurdles they encounter in Montana

Kelli Gibson and Denise Boettcher discuss what is is like to live as a same-sex couple in Montana but not be allowed to marry.

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Gay couples file new lawsuit seeking benefits

Gay couples file new lawsuit seeking benefits

HELENA — A civil-rights organization filed a new lawsuit against the state Monday on behalf of seven gay couples in an attempt to win for them the same benefits that married couples receive in Montana.

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Guest opinion: Supreme Court's ruling on marriage echoes Roe v. Wade

Justice was not blind at the Supreme Court on Wednesday. It was deaf — deaf to the will of the people of California and the nation. With its decision in the Perry case, a majority of the Supreme Court abandoned the 7 million California voters who passed Proposition 8. And by overturning DOMA…

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Montana GOP ends call to make homosexuality illegal

HELENA — The Montana Republican Party is ending its call to make homosexual acts illegal, but the party is reinforcing its opposition to gay marriage.

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UW remembers Matthew Shepard through theater

LARAMIE, Wyo. - The University of Wyoming is hoping for a big crowd Monday night when it takes part in a theater project about same-sex couples.

November 06, 2011 3:20 pmLoading…

Panel endorses anti-gay marriage bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A legislative conference committee struck a last-minute compromise Tuesday on legislation banning recognition of out-of-state gay marriages.

March 01, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Conference committee drops court-access provision from Wyoming gay marriage bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Hammering out a compromise agreement on a bill to stop recognition of out-of-state marriages and civil unions, a legislative conference committee Thursday weakened language that would give same-sex couples access to Wyoming courts.

February 24, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Anti-gay marriage bill advances in Wyoming Legislature

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Senate advanced legislation to ban recognition of gay marriages from outside Wyoming, though not before potentially opening the door to recognizing out-of-state civil unions.

February 17, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

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