Anti-marriage law, no anti-gay constitutional amendment


Marriage supporters from across the state have joined together to form Wyoming Unites for Marriage, a public education campaign designed to begin the conversation about the freedom to marry for all loving, committed couples in the state. Take the pledge with Wyoming Unites for Marriage HERE.

NCLR has also been filed a lawsuit in Wyoming state court seeking the freedom to marry and respect for same-sex couples' out-of-state marriages. Follow the Marriage Litigation in Wyoming.

As this case makes its way up through the courts, Wyomingites across the state will continue to do the work of having conversations about why marriage matters and creating a climate for victory.


Several times in the past six years, the Wyoming state legislature has proposed or voted on a constitutional amendment to define marriage as a relationship between one man and one woman, but the amendment has never been approved or advanced.

In 1977, the Wyoming legislature approved a state statute that forbid the government from recognizing or performing marriages between same-sex couples.


  • Wyoming Unites for Marriage is the grassroots public education campaign to build support for the freedom to marry in Wyoming.
  • Wyoming Equality is Wyoming's central organization connecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
  • The National Center for Lesbian Rights works to bring civil rights to all families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education, and is working on the lawsuit to bring the freedom to marry for all families in Wyoming. 
  • Freedom to Marry is the campaign to win marriage for same-sex couples nationwide.


Support for the freedom to marry has increased sharply in the past 8 years, with 41% of the state's residents now supporting marriage. In 2004, just 26% were supportive. (Williams Institute, 2012)     


According to The Williams Institute's analysis of the 2010 U.S. Census, 657 same-sex couples are living in Wyoming, representing 2.9 same-sex couples per 1,000 households.

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