Jeran Artery http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming Lawyers Support Same Sex Marriage http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-lawyers-support-same-sex-marriage <p>More than 50 Wyoming lawyers are expressing support for a group's effort to change state law to allow same-sex couples to marry.<br />&nbsp;<br />A group called Wyoming Equality is challenging the state prohibition against same-sex marriage in state court. Group Chairman Jeran Artery says he hopes the lawyers' support sparks a statewide debate.<br />&nbsp;<br />Wyoming Equality and four same-sex Wyoming couples filed a lawsuit earlier this year challenging the state law that defines marriage as existing only between a man and a woman.<br />&nbsp; Thu, 01 May 2014 00:49:44 +0000 Associated Press 57640 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Lawyers Support Same Sex Marriage Effort To Grow Support For Same Sex Marriage Is Underway http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/effort-grow-support-same-sex-marriage-underway <p>This week a new statewide public education campaign was launched called Wyoming unites for marriage.&nbsp; The idea is to get support for same sex couples.&nbsp; Earlier this year a lawsuit was filed to try and make same sex marriage legal in Wyoming.&nbsp; Jeran Artery of the group Wyoming Equality tells Bob Beck that the lawsuit seems like the quickest way to get equality.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:57:05 +0000 Bob Beck 55684 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Effort To Grow Support For Same Sex Marriage Is Underway Gay rights activists hope DOMA decision will open doors for same-sex marriage http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/gay-rights-activists-hope-doma-decision-will-open-doors-same-sex-marriage <p>The U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning the Defense of Marriage Act will not change state laws regarding whether gay couples can marry. But gay rights activists say they hope the ruling will be an important step toward marriage equality in Wyoming.</p><p></p><p>Jeran Artery with the group Wyoming Equality says after today’s decision, his group is considering several options to try to get gay marriage legalized here.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 18:16:05 +0000 Willow Belden 42839 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Gay rights activists hope DOMA decision will open doors for same-sex marriage