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On March 5, 2014, four same-sex couples and Wyoming Equality filed a lawsuit in state court in Cheyenne challenging Wyoming’s laws that prohibited same-sex couples from marrying and refused to respect the legal marriages of same-sex couples who married in other states. The couples included a university professor, a Major in the Army Reserve, a sheepherder, and an attorney. Many of the Plaintiffs were born and raised in Wyoming. The lawsuit challenged Wyoming’s statute barring...


NCLR represented four same-sex couples and Wyoming Equality in a federal lawsuit seeking an immediate order directing state officials to comply with two decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit establishing that a state’s refusal to allow same-sex couples to marry violates the U.S. Constitution’s guarantees of due process and equal protection. The U.S. Supreme Court on October 6, 2014 let those appeals court decisions stand, meaning that all states within the...


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