Category Archives: Wyoming

The National Organization for Marriage Questions Liz Cheney's Claim That She Is Not "Pro-Gay Marriage" - States that Mike Enzi Is the Clear Pro-Marriage Choice for Wyoming Senator

Contact: Elizabeth Ray or Matille Thebolt (703-683-5004)

National Organization for Marriage

Washington, D.C. – Today, Brian Brown, President of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) issued the following statement in response to Liz Cheney’s remarks concerning gay marriage:

"Liz Cheney now says she is not 'pro gay marriage', but she has long opposed a constitutional amendment to protect marriage as the union of one man and woman. If she truly supported protecting marriage, she would change her position and support both a Wyoming constitutional amendment and federal amendment to protect marriage. Luckily, there is a candidate in this race who has done more than give lip service to traditional marriage: Mike Enzi. He not only supported a marriage amendment, but actually co sponsored it."


To schedule an interview with Brian Brown, President of the National Organization for Marriage, please contact Elizabeth Ray (x130), [email protected], or Matille Thebolt (x143), [email protected], at 703-683-5004.

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VICTORY: Wyoming Defeats Domestic Partnership Bill That Could Have Threatened Marriage

A shout-out once again to our marriage supporters in Wyoming (the "Equality State") -- yesterday your representatives in Cheyenne defeated a domestic partnership bill that could have threatened marriage by a vote of 35-24. Courts have used domestic partnerships and civil unions as an excuse to challenge laws protection marriage:

A bill that would have would have allowed same-sex couples in Wyoming to create domestic partnerships carrying most of the legal rights of marriage died Wednesday on a close vote in the House of Representatives.

... Opponents warned that the bill threatened to open the state to legal action seeking to force it to approve same-sex marriage.

Rep. Mark Baker, R-Rock Springs, spoke against the measure, saying: "We all know that this is about same-sex marriage and civil unions." (AP)

Rep. Lynn Hutchings made a particularly strong comment before she cast her vote:

... Rep. Lynn Hutchings, R-Cheyenne, testified against the bill. She said she had received scurrilous emails, including some containing racial epithets, after testifying earlier in the week against the domestic partnership bill at a committee hearing. Hutchings, who is black, had called on gays and lesbians to "please stop carpet-bagging on our civil rights movement."

VICTORY: Wyoming Defeats SSM Push!


THANK YOU to our supporters in Wyoming who took action last week and thereby helped defeat a bill to redefine marriage by a close 5-4 vote in committee.

The media is attempting to divert attention away from this victory for marriage supporters and instead focus on a domestic partnership bill which is now being considered in the Wyoming House.

Thank you, Wyoming, for standing up to protect marriage!

TAKE ACTION NOW: Tell Wyoming Republicans to Support Marriage!

National Organization for Marriage

Dear Marriage Supporter,

Representative Cathy Connolly (D-Laramie) is sponsoring House Bill 169, which would redefine marriage as a civil contract between "two natural persons," rather than between a man and a woman, as the state law now reads.

And, to make matters worse, three Republican State Representatives have jumped on board. Reps. Keith Gingery and Ruth Ann Petroff of Jackson are behind the bill; and Rep. Sue Wallis (R-Recluse) is one of the bill’s co-sponsors.

With the Supreme Court hearing cases on same-sex marriage in just a few short weeks, any action in favor of same-sex marriage would send a bad signal to the entire nation. Today, you and the pro-marriage citizens of Wyoming can send a message loud and clear to the political powers in Cheyenne: DON'T MESS WITH MARRIAGE!

I need your help to stop same-sex marriage from coming to Wyoming. In fact, I need you to specifically do three things — none of which will take much time at all, and can make a huge difference.

First, click here to contact these three Republican legislators, as well as your own state legislators and urge them to oppose House Bill 169 or any other proposed legislation that would redefine marriage in Wyoming.

Second, please call these three Republicans and urge them to oppose this legislation and take a stand to defend marriage.

Keith Gingery Home: (307) 734-5624
Ruth Ann Petroff Work: (307) 734-9446 Cell: (307) 690-3392
Sue Wallis Home: (307) 685-8248 Cell: (307) 680-8515

And third — and this is just as important — I need you to forward this message to as many people as possible throughout the state. As we have seen in so many places, just a handful of citizens courageously standing up to defend marriage can make a tremendous impact. But we need your help to get the word out.

Marriage is too important a matter to be left to the whims of heavily lobbied politicians and the special interest groups padding their pockets. Please be a part of the millions of faithful American throughout the country who believe in and stand up for marriage as God ordained it.

We need to act, and act as one, to send this important message to our elected officials in Cheyenne in time to make an impact. Tell them that the eyes of the state are watching, and that we will not stand idly by while the most basic institution in society — the marriage of one man and one woman — is threatened by a radical agenda.

Stand for marriage, Wyoming!

Pro-SSM bill dies in WY

Bills that would change the definition of marriage and would allow civil unions in Wyoming failed to advance out of a House committee (last) Friday.  -