Human impact of Wyoming Supreme Court ruling in favor of equal treatment for same-sex couples by judges

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This is a great piece from the Jackson Hole News on the human impact of the Wyoming Supreme Court’s ruling last week in favor of fair and impartial courts that treat same-sex couples equally. 

Here’s our previous post, Ruth Neely, Wyoming judge against same-sex marriage, censured.

Kerry Drake WyoFile for Jackson Hole News

Sara Burlingame lived in dread before the Wyoming Supreme Court last week censured a municipal court judge for saying she would refuse to perform same-sex marriages.

“I had nightmares about it,” said Burlingame, education and outreach coordinator of Wyoming Equality, which seeks to enhance the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people.

A friend told her the judge’s attorney was provided by the Alliance Defending Freedom, an organization with deep pockets and a point to prove. Immediately after the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision that same sex unions are legal, the judge told a Pinedale reporter she wouldn’t officiate at a gay wedding ceremony.


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