Lummis leaves U.S. Senate

Sen. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., departs following a vote in support of the Respect for Marriage Act at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. Francis Chung/POLITICO via AP Images

CHEYENNE – U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., voted in support of federal protections for same-sex marriage Tuesday, one of 12 Republicans to vote in favor of the Respect for Marriage Act as it passed 61-36 in the Senate.

She was not joined by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., who has previously said in statements that he believes that marriage is between a man and a woman. He voted against the bill during the test vote earlier this month and again Tuesday.

Jasmine Hall is the Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s state government reporter. She can be reached by email at or by phone at 307-633-3167. Follow her on Twitter @jasminerhphotos and on Instagram @jhrose25.

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