Postedon Mar 06, 2014 at 11:30 am
On March 5, the National Center for Lesbian Rights filed a new lawsuit in state court on behalf of Wyoming Equality and four same-sex couples seeking the freedom to marry or respect for marriages legally performed in other states.
Postedon Feb 07, 2013 at 03:30 pm
Today, legislative leaders from Indiana's House and Senate announced that they would not vote in 2013 on an anti-gay constitutional amendment that proposes to permanently limit the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. The move is the latest example of states in nearly every region of the country taking steps forward rather than backward on the freedom to marry.
Postedon Jan 28, 2013 at 04:45 pm
Today, the Wyoming House Corporations Committee advanced a bill that would allow same-sex couples to join together in domestic partnerships. We applaud the members of the Wyoming House Corporations Committee for taking that first step, but we know that the freedom to marry is the only way to achieve true equality.
Postedon Mar 03, 2011 at 08:55 am
The measure would have stopped the state from recognizing the marriages of gay couples who got married outside Wyoming. The bill did pass the House, but not before a passionate debate that included some Republicans in opposition.
Postedon Feb 22, 2011 at 09:15 am
Freedom to Marry's New Media Intern Joe Girton spotlights some Republicans around the country who have stood up for marriage, including one lawmaker who spoke out against Wyoming's recent votes against the freedom to marry.
Postedon Jan 24, 2011 at 06:30 pm
A statement from Evan Wolfson, Founder and Executive Director of Freedom to Marry, urging the Wyoming State Legislature to reject a constitutional amendment that passed the House today that would specify that out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples would not be honored in Wyoming.
Postedon Jan 24, 2011 at 03:45 pm
The "equality rally" opposed House Bill 74, which passed its first two votes in the state House of Representatives Thursday and Friday. The bill prohibits the recognition of marriages of same-sex couples from outside of Wyoming.
Postedon Jan 20, 2011 at 02:30 pm
Wyoming law already defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman, but state law also requires the state to recognize marriages performed in other states.
House Bill 74 would close that loophole, specifying that marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states or other countries wouldn't be considered valid in Wyoming.
Postedon Sep 27, 2010 at 01:00 pm
Wyoming and nine other states have filed an anti-gay amicus brief in the Prop 8 appeal case saying the Constitution does not require marriage to include same-sex couples and that states, not federal courts, have final say in whether to honor the freedom to marry.