State Laws and Legislation

Wyoming Marriage/Relationship Recognition Law

Licenses marriages for same-sex couples? No.

Honors marriages of same-sex couples from other jurisdictions? No.
Wyoming law states: “Marriage is a civil contract between a male and a female person to which the consent of the parties capable of contracting is essential.”

Any form of statewide relationship recognition for same-sex couples? No.

On June 6, 2011, the Wyoming Supreme Court decided Christensen v. Christensen, ruling that Wyoming trial courts have the ability to hear divorce proceedings terminating same-sex marriages created in other jurisdictions.

Citation: WYO. STAT. ANN. §20-1-101 (2003).

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Updated: Mon, June 20, 2011 - 11:00:19