TAKE ACTION NOW: Tell Wyoming Republicans to Support Marriage!


National Organization for Marriage

Dear Marriage Supporter,

Representative Cathy Connolly (D-Laramie) is sponsoring House Bill 169, which would redefine marriage as a civil contract between "two natural persons," rather than between a man and a woman, as the state law now reads.

And, to make matters worse, three Republican State Representatives have jumped on board. Reps. Keith Gingery and Ruth Ann Petroff of Jackson are behind the bill; and Rep. Sue Wallis (R-Recluse) is one of the bill’s co-sponsors.

With the Supreme Court hearing cases on same-sex marriage in just a few short weeks, any action in favor of same-sex marriage would send a bad signal to the entire nation. Today, you and the pro-marriage citizens of Wyoming can send a message loud and clear to the political powers in Cheyenne: DON'T MESS WITH MARRIAGE!

I need your help to stop same-sex marriage from coming to Wyoming. In fact, I need you to specifically do three things — none of which will take much time at all, and can make a huge difference.

First, click here to contact these three Republican legislators, as well as your own state legislators and urge them to oppose House Bill 169 or any other proposed legislation that would redefine marriage in Wyoming.

Second, please call these three Republicans and urge them to oppose this legislation and take a stand to defend marriage.

Keith Gingery Home: (307) 734-5624
Ruth Ann Petroff Work: (307) 734-9446 Cell: (307) 690-3392
Sue Wallis Home: (307) 685-8248 Cell: (307) 680-8515

And third — and this is just as important — I need you to forward this message to as many people as possible throughout the state. As we have seen in so many places, just a handful of citizens courageously standing up to defend marriage can make a tremendous impact. But we need your help to get the word out.

Marriage is too important a matter to be left to the whims of heavily lobbied politicians and the special interest groups padding their pockets. Please be a part of the millions of faithful American throughout the country who believe in and stand up for marriage as God ordained it.

We need to act, and act as one, to send this important message to our elected officials in Cheyenne in time to make an impact. Tell them that the eyes of the state are watching, and that we will not stand idly by while the most basic institution in society — the marriage of one man and one woman — is threatened by a radical agenda.

Stand for marriage, Wyoming!

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  1. Raj
    Posted January 24, 2013 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

    Brian writes:

    "With the Supreme Court hearing cases on same-sex marriage in just a few short weeks, any action in favor of same-sex marriage would send a bad signal to the entire nation."

    The Rhode Island house voted today and it was pretty lopsided. 51 - 19

  2. Gill
    Posted January 24, 2013 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    Brown, dude, you must be friggin' exhausted.

  3. Melissa
    Posted January 24, 2013 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    There is no greater relationship under God that the sacred union of Man and WOMAN in marriage! Therefore we need to fight to protect what marriage is and only what it is. Any attempt by anyone to redefine marriage is disobeying God's law and will be dealt with accordingly by God when the time comes. In our time here, now more that ever we need to do our part in following God's law by fighting to preserve the sanctity of what marriage is!

  4. Publius
    Posted January 25, 2013 at 1:23 am | Permalink

    Rhode Island's action today totally undermines the strict scrutiny argument advanced in the courts.

  5. FemEagle
    Posted January 25, 2013 at 2:02 am | Permalink

    "two natural persons,"

    Well, that pretty much eliminates gays, then.

  6. Posted January 25, 2013 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

    What's a 'natural person'? I know what 'natural marriage' (biologically matched), but i thought all people were organic and 'natural' (part of the natural processes). That means illegal 'aliens' could get married, there.

    If we could only get legislators (Representative Cathy Connolly) to get an education, we'd be much better off. Notice how they usually have a "D" in their description.

  7. Zack
    Posted January 25, 2013 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    Wyoming has one of the highest percentage of registered republicans in the country, why the heck don't they pass an ammendment? I know they tried some years back and failed in committee, but I believe that now is the time.

  8. Andrew
    Posted January 28, 2013 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    "Little Man" missed the part of this story about the Republican cosponsor, and the other Republican legislators who support the measure.

  9. Posted January 28, 2013 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    And-rew missed the part where i wrote 'usually'. Who's the dumb one?

  10. Posted January 28, 2013 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    Who's the dumb on, usually?

  11. Posted January 28, 2013 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    forget it 🙁 - we all are, sometimes.

  12. Andrew
    Posted January 28, 2013 at 12:35 pm | Permalink


  13. Andrew
    Posted January 28, 2013 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    And for the record, "Little Man," I never called you dumb, and never would. I'm not in the habit of name-calling, particularly when it comes to people I do not know. Reasoned arguments are more my forte.

  14. Sam
    Posted January 28, 2013 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    @ Zach - Because Republicans in Wyoming are more libertarian than in the rest of the country. They actually take small 'c' conservatism very seriously, something that today's Republican party has forgotten.

  15. Ash
    Posted January 28, 2013 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

    If the Republicans in Wyoming are truly "libertarian" then they would be sponsoring legislation to get the government out of marriage--not expand it to relationships that are not of public concern.

  16. Posted January 28, 2013 at 8:44 pm | Permalink

    Andrew: I am waiting for your reasoned arguments (your forte). Where are they? Yes, my religion does not allow me to call you dumb, unless you cannot speak. My bad.

  17. zack
    Posted January 29, 2013 at 3:41 am | Permalink


    if what you say is true then the Republican Party of Wyoming wouldn't even dream of taking up that legislation. They would rather, as Ash said, sponsor a bill that gets government out of marriage. But of course this is what happens when a state is under 1 party rule. They get cocky and different factions of that party deviate from the core values of their platform thus harming the party overall.

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