Tag Archives: Wyoming

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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WYOMING: GOP Gov. Matt Mead Says State Should Not Appeal Marriage Ruling

Via the Casper Star-Tribune: Republican Gov. Matt Mead said the state shouldn’t appeal the same-sex marriage ruling due from U.S. District Judge Scott W. Skavdahl. Mead spoke on the issue Thursday night during a Wyoming PBS debate in Riverton. Mead is seeking re-election Nov. 4. “The answer is no, we shouldn’t appeal the ruling,” he said. Skavdah, based in the …

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WYOMING: Federal Judge To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Ruling By Monday

Via the Casper Star-Tribune: U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl plans to issue an order by Monday in a case that could legalize same-sex marriage in Wyoming. Skavdahl heard arguments from attorneys representing gay marriage advocates and the state during a Thursday morning hearing in Casper. He also listened to testimony from Laramie County Clerk Debra Lathrop, who is one of …

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WYOMING: Court Sets October 16th Date For Hearing On Marriage Equality Case

Via press release from the National Center for Lesbian Rights: On October 16th, U.S. District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl of the District of Wyoming will hold a hearing in a federal court challenge to the State of Wyoming’s refusal to permit same-sex couples to marry and to respect the legal marriages of same-sex couples who married in other states. …

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WYOMING: NCLR Files For Immediate Compliance With SCOTUS Decision

Via press release: Today, four same-sex couples and Wyoming Equality filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the State of Wyoming’s refusal to permit same-sex couples to marry and to respect the legal marriages of same-sex couples who married in other states. The couples will ask the court for an immediate order directing state officials to comply with a decision …

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HRC Head Calls For Immediate “Remedial Action” In Those Other Six States

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip recap: A Republican icon comes out in support of marriage equality. We’ve had a sting of major marriage wins in the last few months, but now anti-gay groups will keep trying to tear those victories down in a series of hearings. Support for marriage equality is picking up in conservative states, a terminally ill woman in Indiana is one …

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Former Sen. Alan Simpson For Marriage

Via press release from Freedom To Marry: As federal appeals courts begin to hear marriage cases across the country, Freedom to Marry released a national television ad featuring former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson. Simpson, a Republican, represented Wyoming for 18 years and held senior leadership positions. In the 30-second ad, the senator makes the conservative case for the freedom to …

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip recap: Michigan’s marriage ban is unconstitutional. Oklahoma couples fight back in court against an anti-gay group making misleading claims about children. A pro-equality ruling is delayed, pending appeal. But another is put in place as of now. We have some important hearings coming up very soon. And pro-equality Republicans hang on to their seats in a tight election.

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip recap: Two more polls show public support for marriage equality at a historic high — and our opponents at a historic low. Marriages are happening early in Illinois, we have new lawsuits in Florida and Wyoming, and Kentucky’s Attorney General takes a stand against the state’s marriage ban. A day late because Matt spoke at SXSW yesterday.

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WYOMING: Marriage Lawsuit Filed

Via press release from the NCLR: On March 5, 2014, four same-sex couples and Wyoming Equality filed a lawsuit in state court in Cheyenne challenging Wyoming’s laws that prohibit same-sex couples from marrying and refuse to respect the legal marriages of same-sex couples who married in other states. The couples include a university professor, a Major in the Army Reserve, …

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WYOMING: Dueling Marriage Bills Lose

Yesterday the Wyoming House voted down bills on both sides of the marriage equality issue. The House first defeated a bill that would have changed state law to allow same-sex marriages. Later, it defeated another bill that would have specified that that Wyoming wouldn’t recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere. Rep. Cathy Connolly, D-Laramie, sponsored the bill to permit same-sex marriages. …

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