Same-Sex Weddings Will Probably Start on Tuesday
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Same-sex couples will have to wait until Tuesday before they can get married in Wyoming.
Wyoming Attorney General Peter Michael says the state will notify a federal court at 10 .m. Tuesday that it won't appeal last Friday's ruling that struck down the state's ban on gay marriage.
U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl ruled last Friday that the state must permit same-sex marriage, but he issued a stay until this Thursday in order to allow time for the state to appeal.
Skavdahl said his ruling will take effect immediately if the state files paperwork saying it will not appeal.
Same-sex couples can apply for marriage licenses at local county clerk offices, but no licenses can be issued until the state files its notice.