Wyoming Anti-Marriage Bill Fails in Senate

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.

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Taking the (Political) Party Out of Marriage

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.

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Freedom to Marry Calls on Wyoming Legislature to Keep Discrimination Out of the “Equality State”

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.

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Opponents of anti-marriage-equality bill rally in Wyoming

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.

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Anti-gay definition of marriage bill passes 1st hurdle in Wyoming House

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.

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The state of Marriage Equality in 2011

After a 2010 with few marriage equality measures contested outside the courtroom, 2011 will likely see a number of battles state by state across the country.

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Wyoming and nine other states file anti-gay Amicus Brief in Prop 8 Appeal

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.

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Marriage Ban Falls in Wyo. House

Casper Star-Tribune
February 7, 2009
By a 35-25 vote, the Wyoming House defeated a bill on Friday that would have tried to place a proposed anti-gay constitutional amendment before the state's voters. [Link]

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Wyo. House Committee Approves Anti-Gay Bill

LocalNews8.com
February 3, 2009
In a five-to-four vote, the Wyoming House Judiciary Committee recommended approval Tuesday of a bill that seeks to ban the state from recognizing marriages of gay couples performed elsewhere. [Link]

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Colorado group lobbies in Wyoming on anti-gay amendment

Associated Press
January 21, 2009
A national conservative Christian group has begun a telephone lobbying campaign in Wyoming in support of an anti-gay amendment in the state Senate. (Link)

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