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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 …

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From the editor: The law vs. the law in Yellowstone County

From the editor: The law vs. the law in Yellowstone County

Hot-button issue meet cool legal logic.

December 07, 2014 7:00 am Related Loading…
Same-sex marriage: Florence couple finds acceptance, joy

Same-sex marriage: Florence couple finds acceptance, joy

FLORENCE — Heidi and Kara Kestrel know what it’s like to be on the wrong side of intolerance.

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Same-sex couples face continued obstacles in Montana

Same-sex couples face continued obstacles in Montana

Same-sex couples can legally marry in Montana, following a historic ruling this month by U.S. District Judge Brian Morris, but what obstacles remain to full equality for their families?

November 30, 2014 9:30 am Related Loading…

Exemption won't set precedent in clerk's office

“I, Kristie Lee Boelter, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and the Constitution of the state of Montana, and that I will discharge the duties of my office with fidelity, so help me God.” This is the oath tha…

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Gazette opinion: Court clerks can’t opt out of filing legal documents

Gazette opinion: Court clerks can’t opt out of filing legal documents

A marriage equality celebration commenced on the seventh floor of the Yellowstone County Courthouse Thursday where 15 same-sex couples obtained marriage licenses in a single day.

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Guest opinion: Let's focus on real families in Montana

Guest opinion: Let's focus on real families in Montana

In response to Judge Brian Morris’ courageous and historic decision applying the federal Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection to nullify Montana’s “marriage ban” amendment, Jeff Laszloffy of the Montana Family Foundation predictably decried the decision, stating that he was “heartbro…

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District court clerks in Helena required to serve gay couples

District court clerks in Helena required to serve gay couples

HELENA — Lewis and Clark County District Court Clerk Nancy Sweeney on Friday said none of her deputies are exempt from issuing marriage licenses for same-sex couples.

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Montana attorney general to argue gay marriage case Feb. 27

Montana attorney general to argue gay marriage case Feb. 27

Opening arguments from Montana's attorney general are due Feb. 27 in his appeal of a federal court order that struck down the state's gay marriage ban.

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Longtime Montana gay-rights activist thanks plaintiffs in suit

Longtime Montana gay-rights activist thanks plaintiffs in suit

HELENA – As they stood linking arms and holding bouquets, Linda Gryczan and Constance Enzweiler of Helena married Thursday after waiting 31 years.

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Gay marriage Missoula

Gay marriage Missoula

Leslie Burgess and Serena Early were the first couple to wed Thursday morning at the Missoula County Courthouse. 

November 20, 2014 9:40 amLoading…
Marriage license

Marriage license

The actual first gay marriage license issued Thursday morning in Missoula.

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Angie Rolando, left, and her partner, Tonya

Angie Rolando, left, and her partner, Tonya

Angie Rolando, left, and her partner, Tonya, shop for wedding rings in Great Falls on Wednesday after a federal judge overturned Montana’s gay marriage ban.

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Sue Hawthorne

Sue Hawthorne

Sue Hawthorne smiles during a news conference announcing the ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris calling Montana's gay marriage ban unconstitutional, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 in Helena, Mont. Hawthorne and her partner Adel Johnson are plaintiffs in the case and were married earl…

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Gay marriage Missoula

Gay marriage Missoula

Ally Logan and Carolyn Jones will try to be the first same-sex couple to wed at the Missoula County Courthouse.

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Gay marriage Missoula

Gay marriage Missoula

The Missoula County Courthouse had an immediate crush for marriage licenses Thursday. 

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Gay marriage Missoula

Gay marriage Missoula

Ally Logan and Carolyn Jones will try to be the first same-sex couple to wed at the Missoula County Courthouse

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Same-sex weddings in Montana

Same-sex weddings in Montana

November 20, 2014 9:40 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Montana's unequal protection for same-sex couples

Gazette opinion: Montana's unequal protection for same-sex couples

“Marriage is a personal relationship between a man and a woman arising out of a civil contract to which the consent of the parties is essential.”

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