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GOP criticizes Mead for not fighting gay marriage

GOP criticizes Mead for not fighting gay marriage

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.

December 18, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Wyoming's Year in News Photos

Wyoming's Year in News Photos

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)

December 17, 2014 6:13 pm
Wyoming's Year in News Photos

Wyoming's Year in News Photos

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 …

December 17, 2014 6:13 pm
Commission weighs warning letter to clerk of court over gay marriage licenses

Commission weighs warning letter to clerk of court over gay marriage licenses

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.

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Butte-Silver Bow clerks must issue marriage licenses

Butte-Silver Bow clerks must issue marriage licenses

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.

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Poll: More than half of Wyomingites support same-sex marriage

Poll: More than half of Wyomingites support same-sex marriage

CASPER, Wyo. — A majority of Wyomingites support same-sex marriage, according to a University of Wyoming poll.

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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.

October 21, 2014 5:07 pm Photos

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Gay Marriage poll

Gay Marriage poll

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. A recent poll suggests that more than…

October 21, 2014 5:07 pm
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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