More than 50 Wyoming lawyers have expressed support for Wyoming Equality.

The group's objective is to change state law to allow same-sex couples to marry. Wyoming Equality is challenging the state prohibition in state court in Cheyenne.   Chairman Jeran Artery told the Associated Press he hopes the lawyers' support will spark a statewide debate.

Former Wyoming Republican Senator Alan Simpson has recently expressed his support for gay marriage legalization. Wyoming Governor Matt Mead opposes it's legalization.