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Wyoming Couple Ends Lost Cause Lawsuit to Strike Down State Marriage Ban

David Shupe-Roderick and Ryan W. Dupree — the twentysomethings who decided to represent themselves in a federal challenge of Wyoming’s ban on same-sex marriage — are dropping their lawsuit, ending this chapter of one of the most ill conceived attempts to bring about marriage equality. It’s a sigh of relief for Wyoming’s gay activists, who always go unnamed in news reports and “weren’t available for comment Wednesday,” who found themselves spending time criticizing a gay couple instead of the lawmakers with the power to strike down the law. Worth noting: WyWatch Family Action, which wants to keep the marriage ban on the books, was available for comment: The lawsuit was “a wake-up call” that some people might, uh, challenge the law sometime soon, which is why they’re going to renew a push for a constitutional ban.