Same-sex marriage could be legal in Wyoming by year’s end now that the U.S. Supreme Court has turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages.
Jeran Artery with the gay-rights group Wyoming Equality says he’s thrilled by Monday’s news……….
An attorney for the state and Gov. Matt Mead weren’t immediately available for comment.
Three Wyoming same-sex couples are suing for the right to marry. In Wyoming, Laramie County District Court Judge Thomas Campbell has scheduled a Dec. 15 hearing on their request for him to rule in their favor.
The Supreme Court justices’ decision to reject appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin immediately ends delays on marriage in those states. The decision opens the door for gay marriage soon in Wyoming and five other states.