CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Legislature will again this year consider whether to prohibit the state from recognizing same-sex marriages performed elsewhere. Wyoming law already specifies that marriages performed in the state must be between a man and a woman.
Representative Bob Brechtel, of Casper, is one of the sponsors of a proposed bill that would prohibit Wyoming from recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states. Representative Cathy Connolly, of Laramie, is a lesbian and says she opposes the bill.
Connolly says she will sponsor competing bills that would allow same-sex marriages in Wyoming as well as allowing civil unions. A bill that would have allowed Wyoming voters to amend the state constitution to deny recognition of same-sex marriages performed elsewhere died in last year's legislative session.