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Wyoming Same-Sex Marriage Amendment (2012)
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The bill's main sponsor was Sen. Curt Meier.
Sen. Curt Meier and Rep. Owen Petersen announced in late December 2010 that they planned to propose the amendment in the legislature's 2011 general session. As of 2011, the state of Wyoming has a statutory ban but not a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Both representatives challenged the state's ban in a federal lawsuit in August 2010. However, the challenge was dropped a month later.
Path to the ballot
- See also: How to amend the Wyoming Constitution
A 2/3rds vote in both chambers of the Wyoming State Legislature is required to refer an amendment to the ballot.
- Advocate.com, "Wyo. Ballot Measure on Marriage?," December 31, 2010
- Billings Gazette, "Same-sex amendment gets early OK in Wyoming Senate," January 25, 2011
- Wyoming Legislature, "SJR 5 status," accessed February 14, 2011
- Wyoming Tribune Eagle, "Defense of marriage resolution passes a House committee," accessed February 14, 2011
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