Tag Archives: Wyoming

WYOMING: Trump Endorsee Loses GOP Gov Primary

The Daily Beast reports: During Donald Trump’s disastrous Tuesday, which saw him implicated in a federal crime, he found time to tweet support for Wyoming GOP governor candidate Foster Friess. By the end of the day, even that had gone wrong. Freiss, a wealthy donor, was beaten soundly by State Treasurer Mark Gordon, despite the last-minute presidential endorsement. Politico reports: ...

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Blackwater Founder Erik Prince Mulls Senate Bid

The Associated Press reports: Blackwater Worldwide founder Erik Prince is considering a Republican primary challenge to Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso, a senior member of the Senate GOP leadership team, in a race that could pit the party’s establishment against insurgents inspired by allies of President Donald Trump. Prince was in Wyoming this weekend to discuss a possible Senate campaign with ...

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WYOMING: After Uproar, Republicans Withdraw (For Now) Bill That Would Legalize Anti-LGBT Discrimination

The Wyoming Tribune-Eagle reports: A controversial bill titled the “Government Non-discrimination Act” was recalled from the Wyoming House of Representatives by its sponsors Thursday afternoon. The action was in order to “give Wyoming citizens time for more thorough consideration,” the bill’s sponsors said in a statement emailed to media members Thursday afternoon. Supporters of House Bill 135 said it would ...

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WYOMING: Anti-LGBT Discrimination Would Be Legal With New GOP Bill, Local Rights Ordinances Banned

From ACLU of Wyoming: Late last week, a bill popped up on the legislature’s 2017 bill list with the title, “Government Nondiscrimination Act”. With a title like that, interested citizens might understandably believe the bill would be solidifying Wyoming’s stance against discrimination in the Equality State. But they would be wrong. More aptly titled The Wyoming Government Discrimination Act, HB ...

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WYOMING: Liz Cheney Wins GOP US House Primary

Blech. CNN reports: Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, won the Republican primary for Wyoming’s only House seat Tuesday, meaning one of the most famous names in Republican politics will likely return to Washington. Cheney, a former State department official who was a commonly heard pundit along with her father on conservative airwaves, bested seven rivals for ...

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Liz Cheney: Hillary Clinton Is A Felon [AUDIO]

Back in 2014 Liz Cheney aborted her run for the US Senate in the face of humiliating polls and after a public battle with her lesbian sister Mary over same-sex marriage. Next week she faces a crowded primary for Wyoming’s at-large US House seat, so this is how she’s trying to make noise. From the transcript of yesterday’s appearance on ...

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Ted Cruz Wins All Wyoming Convention Delegates

The Associated Press reports: Ted Cruz has nailed down all 14 Wyoming Republican delegates up for grabs at the state party convention Saturday, leaving Donald Trump facing yet another loss in a string of defeats in Western states. Saturday’s sweep follows Cruz’s victory last month in Wyoming, when he scored 9 of 12 available delegates at county conventions. Trump and ...

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WYOMING: Liz Cheney To Run For US House

The daughter of Darth Cheney wants Wyoming’s only US House seat. The Associated Press reports: The elder daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney is running for Congress, following up a failed U.S. Senate campaign two years ago with another attempt to woo voters in a state where she has been a full-time resident only for the past few years. ...

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WYOMING: Laramie City Council Approves Sweeping LGBT Rights Ordinance

Via the Associated Press: The Laramie City Council on Wednesday approved a local anti-discrimination ordinance in the college town where Matthew Shepard’s death triggered nationwide sympathy and brought a re-examination of attitudes toward gays 17 years ago. The council voted 7-2 in favor of the measure that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in housing, employment and ...

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WYOMING: House Kills LGBT Rights Bill

Via the Associated Press: The Wyoming House of Representatives has voted down a bill that would have prohibited discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The House voted 33-to-26 against the bill, which already had cleared the Wyoming Senate. Supporters have included Wyoming business groups, which have said enacting an anti-discrimination law would help the state recruit ...

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WYOMING: GOP Rep Ejected From Room During Successful LGBT Rights Vote

Yesterday a Wyoming House committee approved an LGBT anti-discrimination bill but only after ejecting a ranting GOP rep from the chamber. Senate File 115 would add “sexual orientation or gender identity” to existing laws that protect people from discrimination based on race, religion, age and other protected classes. The bill had previously passed the Senate and now moves to the ...

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Sullivan Backs Matthew Shepard Truthers

“The question here is whether the crime was solely a function of the homophobic hatred of two strangers who beat up and brutally murdered someone merely because he was gay. That’s the official line of the Matthew Shepard Foundation and the Human Rights Campaign. Of course these motives could also have been involved. I’m arguing that meth can explain all ...

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WYOMING: Marriage Licensing Begins

@dancepeda: Gay couple with first marriage license in Natrona County #Wyoming talk to media. #gaymarriage pic.twitter.com/CtT2YdQ2nX — Dan Cepeda (@dancepeda) October 21, 2014

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Wyoming Joins The Sapphire States

Same-sex marriage just became legal in Wyoming after the state attorney general filed his notice of non-appeal. Weddings will commence immediately in state #32! Map legend.

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WYOMING: AG To File Non-Appeal Notice Tomorrow, Marriages Could Start At Once

Wyoming has no waiting period to marry, so with tomorrow morning’s filing it’s possible that weddings could commence immediately. UPDATE: Marriages will begin at 10AM per the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Today, the State of Wyoming announced that it will file a notice stating that it will not appeal a U.S. District Court ruling that found the state’s ban ...

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WYOMING: Could Today Be The Day?

Late Friday night Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead declared that he will not appeal the marriage equality ruling issued that morning by a federal court. According to Mead, he will send formal notice “no later than Thursday, October 23, 2014, at 5:00 p.m.” – which is when that court’s stay expires. Local activists have demanded that the notice be filed immediately. ...

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip recap: “We just picked up more states with the freedom to marry, and the number could continue increasing over the course of this week. But in several states, officials are blocking the start of marriage despite courts ruling against their bans. We’ll have the details on how couples are fighting back. Plus, more bad news for the National Organization ...

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WYOMING: Governor Will Not Appeal, Marriages To Commence By Friday

“This result is contrary to my personal beliefs and those of many others. As in all matters, I respect the role of the courts and the ruling of the Court. While this is not the result I and others would have hoped, I recognize people have different points of view and I hope all citizens agree, we are bound by ...

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Wyoming And Florida: Cerulean Sisters

Cerulean is gayer than cyan. Because Miranda Priestly.

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BREAKING: Federal Judge Strikes Down Wyoming Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Can you STAND IT? I guess he didn’t feel like waiting until Monday. Equality Case Files has the ruling, so dig in. UPDATE: From the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Today, U.S. District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl of the District of Wyoming ruled in favor of the freedom to marry in the challenge to the State of Wyoming’s ban ...

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