Wyoming Gay Marriage Lawsuit Dropped By Cheyenne Couple

11/16/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A gay couple in Cheyenne has dropped a federal lawsuit that challenged the Wyoming law defining marriage as existing only between a man and a woman.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports that David Shupe-Roderick and Ryan W. Dupree filed a notice Friday voluntarily dismissing their lawsuit against the state.

They say they are dismissing the suit because unspecified circumstances had changed.

The couple sued last month, alleging that Wyoming's law defining marriage as being a contract solely "between a male and a female person" was unconstitutional.

Some gay-rights activists expressed concern about the lawsuit. The two men were representing themselves, even though they're not lawyers.


Information from: Casper Star-Tribune - Casper, http://www.trib.com