- Associated Press - Thursday, June 5, 2014

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Thirty-one religious leaders in Wyoming have signed a statement calling for the state to allow gay marriage.

A group called Wyoming Unites for Marriage collected the signatures. The Cheyenne-based effort recently also collected signatures from lawyers in the state who support same-sex marriage.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1p9QlTq ) that the statement the religious leaders signed emphasized different denominations will always be free to determine whether they want to endorse marriage between same-sex couples.

In March, four same-sex couples sued Gov. Matt Mead and other state officials in Laramie County District Court in Cheyenne to challenge the state’s ban on gay marriage. The lawsuit is pending.


Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com



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