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  • Judge: State must answer fact-finding questions in abortion lawsuit

    Aedan Hannon, Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange|Sep 7, 2023

    CASPER — Though the three-day bench trial that will decide the fate of abortion in Wyoming remains months away, the contentious legal battle over the state’s two bans continues to play out in Teton County court. Ninth District Court Judge Melissa Owens ruled last month in favor of the women challenging the bans after a monthslong clash over the fact-finding portion of the case, also known as discovery, forcing the state and the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office to answer questions about the laws and their meaning ahead of the trial. Owens...

  • Judge: Sweetwater County lawsuit likely fails to show broad parental rights violations

    Aedan Hannon, Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange|Aug 3, 2023

    CASPER — The Sweetwater County parents suing a southern Wyoming school district for allegedly concealing their child’s gender identity and contributing to their child’s “social transitioning” have updated their lawsuit after a judge’s order to focus their legal case on parental rights and freedom of religion claims. Ashley and Sean Willey sued Sweetwater County School District No. 1 and several district administrators in April. They accused the district of violating their parental rights by following their child’s requests to use a male name a...

  • School board mulls trans student policy

    Aedan Hannon, Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange|Apr 27, 2023

    CASPER — A sweeping policy that would restrict which bathrooms transgender students use, remove liability protections for teachers who counsel students about gender dysphoria and require teachers to notify parents when a student raises the subject was set to go before a Natrona County school board committee late Monday afternoon. The discussion comes less than two months after the state barred transgender girls from competing in women’s sports and during a broad push by Republicans to enact laws related to transgender people. In an unc...