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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 on Wednesday during a rally in support of marriage equality in Casper. The rally was held a day before the scheduled hearing of Guzzo v. Mead, which could decide the legality of marriage equality in Wyoming.

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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Natrona County Clerk prepares for gay marriage ruling

Natrona County Clerk prepares for gay marriage ruling

CASPER, Wyo. — There are few reasons a marriage license application will be rejected by the Natrona County Clerk’s office.

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Marriage Licenses

Marriage Licenses

Natrona County Clerk Renea Vitto is pictured in her office Monday. Vitto said the marriage licensing process is incredibly simple in Wyoming, and the process would remain essentially unchanged if same-sex marriage were to be legalized in the state.

October 13, 2014 6:15 pm

Federal hearing will consider Wyoming gay marriage

CASPER, Wyo. — A federal court hearing next week could enable same-sex couples to begin getting marriage licenses in Wyoming.

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Mead: Federal ruling doesn't end gay marriage suit

Mead: Federal ruling doesn't end gay marriage suit

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming will continue to defend a state law that defines marriage as existing only between a man and a woman despite federal appeals court rulings upholding gay marriage in other states, Gov. Matt Mead said Wednesday.

October 08, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Mead says Supreme Court move has no impact on Wyoming's gay marriage case

Mead says Supreme Court move has no impact on Wyoming's gay marriage case

CASPER, Wyo. — County clerks in Wyoming did not begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples Monday, despite a U.S. Supreme Court decision that opened the door to gay nuptials in five states.

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Wait to wed: Wyoming gay marriages still on hold

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Uncertainty over whether gay marriage is allowed in Wyoming is keeping same-sex couples from marrying in the state even now that the U.S. Supreme Court is upholding gay marriage.

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9th Circuit strikes down gay marriage bans in Idaho, Nevada

BOISE, Idaho — A federal appeals court declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada on Tuesday, a day after the U.S. Supreme Court effectively legalized same-sex marriage in 30 other states.

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Laramie Co. Court asked to immediately rule on gay marriage licenses

CASPER, Wyo. — A legal team representing Wyoming’s gay community filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday afternoon in Cheyenne — the second legal action in the past two days — to legalize same-sex marriage in Wyoming.

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Montana's gay marriage decision could come sooner than expected

Montana's gay marriage decision could come sooner than expected

HELENA — The U.S. Supreme Court’s denial of five states’ appeals against gay marriage is a good sign for those challenging marriage bans in other states, such as Montana, according to an official with the Montana ACLU.

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State-by-state look at gay marriage bans

State bans on same-sex marriages have been falling around the country since summer 2013, when the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to recognize state-sanctioned gay marriages. The high court Monday cleared the way for more expansion by turning away appeals from five states seekin…

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Bishop Michael Warfel: Defining marriage

Bishop Michael Warfel: Defining marriage

Over a decade ago, I was involved in a campaign in the State of Alaska to constitutionally define marriage as solely between one man and one woman. The voters overwhelmingly voted to approve that constitutional amendment. There were a number of states around the same time that passed similar…

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Tom Wojtowick discusses his dismissal from ministry

Tom Wojtowick discusses his dismissal from ministry

Tom Wojtowick discusses he and his partner's dismissal from ministry at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Lewistown.

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