CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A group of conservative Wyoming lawmakers is seeking to intervene in a same-sex divorce case pending before the state supreme court.
The 11 lawmakers are seeking permission to argue before the Wyoming Supreme Court that a district judge in Niobrara County was correct when he ruled last year he lacked authority to hear a divorce case involving two women who were married in Canada in 2008.
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The lawmakers, including House Speaker Ed Buchanan, are represented by the Alliance Defense Fund. The fund is an Arizona-based Christian civil rights group that has litigated against same-sex marriage in California.
Two measures seeking to specify that Wyoming wouldn't recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere are pending in the Legislature. One would allow voters to change the state Constitution. The other would change state law.