Wyoming State Nickname

The Equality or Cowboy State

Wyoming is nicknamed the "Equality State." It earned this moniker due to its historical role in granting women the right to vote and hold public office. Wyoming was the first state in the United States to grant women suffrage, a milestone achieved on December 10, 1869. The state's commitment to equality was further emphasized when it became the first to include a provision in its constitution explicitly stating that women have equal rights. Wyoming's nickname, "Equality State," reflects its pioneering stance on gender equality and its commitment to progressive ideals in the late 19th century. This nickname was officially adopted, and Wyoming is proud to be associated with its historic contributions to women's rights.