Wyoming and Same Sex Marriage

A recent article states that Wyoming has reversed a lower court’s refusal to hear a petition by a lesbian couple seeking to end the marriage they entered into in Canada. Trial court had ruled that since Wyoming does not allow same-sex couples to get married there, they could not grant a divorce.

The state Supreme Court, however, did not see it the same way as the trial court. In their ruling in the case of Christiansen v. Christiansen (S-10-0252, issued June 6, 2011), the court found that the ordinary rule that requires their state courts to honor out-of-state marriages should apply.
The wording of the court’s opinion does not give a clear answer on the issue of property division or spousal support, but according the article, the general wording makes it appear that the court would do so.

Many states do not recognize the legal partnerships or marriages of same-sex couples even though a good chunk of these couples will likely want to dissolve the relationship in the coming years. There is hope that other states will follow in Wyoming’s footsteps when this does happen.

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