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Same-sex Marriage

State asks court to uphold Montana’s ban on same-sex marriages

State asks court to uphold Montana’s ban on same-sex marriages

HELENA — The state of Montana asked a federal judge on Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit filed by four gay and lesbian couples challenging Montana’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

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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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'The time for the case is now': 4 couples sue over state ban on same-sex marriage

'The time for the case is now': 4 couples sue over state ban on same-sex marriage

HELENA — Four Montana same-sex couples filed a lawsuit in federal court in Great Falls on Wednesday challenging the state’s 2004 constitutional ban on gay marriages.

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More than 50 Wyoming lawyers speak up for same-sex marriage

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — More than 50 Wyoming lawyers are expressing support for a group's effort to change state law to allow same-sex couples to marry.

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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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Wyoming-wide campaign launched for gay marriage

Wyoming-wide campaign launched for gay marriage

CHEYENNE -- A new statewide campaign in support of gay marriage kicked off Monday in front of the Capitol building in Cheyenne.

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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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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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Bill would ban recognition of same-sex marriage

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A bill pending before the Wyoming House of Representatives would specify that the state wouldn't recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.

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Cheney sisters spar on same-sex marriage

Cheney sisters spar on same-sex marriage

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife stepped into a sibling squabble Monday after their daughters became involved in a public feud over gay marriage that began on "Fox News Sunday" and soon spread to social media.

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Tester says gay couples should be allowed to marry

Tester says gay couples should be allowed to marry

HELENA — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester said Tuesday that he now supports gay marriage, joining a growing list of political leaders publicly changing their stance on the issue.

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Guest opinion: DOMA repeal best chance for freedom to marry in Montana

Being able to marry the person you love can seem like a distant dream for Montanans in committed same-sex relationships, despite the recent victory in neighboring Washington allowing same-sex couples to marry. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Montanans still don’t even have basic prote…

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George F. Will: Same-sex marriage case veers into uncharted territory

WASHINGTON -- When on March 26 the Supreme Court hears oral arguments about whether California's ban on same-sex marriages violates the constitutional right to "equal protection of the laws," these arguments will invoke the intersection of law and social science. The court should tread cauti…

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Wyoming lawmakers see movement on gay issues

Wyoming lawmakers see movement on gay issues

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — To say merely that Wyoming is a conservative state doesn't begin to capture it.

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Wyoming House defeats domestic partnership bill

CHEYENNE — A bill that would have would have allowed same-sex couples in Wyoming to create domestic partnerships carrying most of the legal rights of marriage died Wednesday on a close vote in the House of Representatives.

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Wyoming Legislature faces social issue bills

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Legislature will take on a number of hot-button social issues this week, hearing bills on guns, abortion and same-sex marriage.

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Jackson church seeks to bless same-sex couples

JACKSON — An Episcopal church in Jackson is asking the Wyoming diocese for permission to perform blessings for same-sex couples.

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