Wyoming Equality http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Public Opinion On Gay Marriage Shifting In Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/public-opinion-gay-marriage-shifting-wyoming <p></p><p>Public opinion in Wyoming has radically shifted toward legalizing same sex marriage in the last decade.&nbsp; Bills, both legalizing and banning, have been introduced in the state legislature. But nothing has passed.&nbsp; And lawmakers are slow to acknowledge the shift in public opinion. But as Wyoming Public Radio’s Erin Jones reports, the legislature might not be where the change happens.</p><p></p><p>ERIN JONES: State Representative Matt Greene grew up without gay marriage on his mind.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 23:46:25 +0000 Erin Jones 60528 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Public Opinion On Gay Marriage Shifting In Wyoming 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 Same Sex Marriage Supporters Turn Out http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/same-sex-marriage-supporters-turn-out <p>Supporters from all walks of life attended the kickoff of a new statewide education campaign that is intended to draw support for same sex marriage.&nbsp; Four same sex couples and the “gay rights” advocacy group Wyoming equality filed lawsuit challenging Wyoming’s law that says marriage can only be between a man and a woman.&nbsp;</p><p>Wyoming Equality Chairman Jeran Artery says the issue is important to many people.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 00:51:03 +0000 Bob Beck 55469 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Same Sex Marriage Supporters Turn Out 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