|Chief Justice of Wyoming|
|Preceded by||Richard J. Macy|
|Succeeded by||William A. Taylor|
|Justice of the Wyoming Supreme Court|
1988 – Aug 30, 2012
|Succeeded by||Michael K. Davis|
|Born||1942 (age 77–78)|
|Alma mater||University of Wyoming|
Michael Golden was born in 1942. In high school, he played baseball with Dick Cheney in Casper, Wyoming. He received a B.A. in 1964 and a J.D. in 1967, both from the University of Wyoming. In 1992, he received an LLM from the University of Virginia Law School.
He served in the Judge Advocate General's Corps for four years. In 1988, he was appointed as a Justice in the Wyoming Supreme Court. From 1994 to 1996, he served as its Chief Justice. In June 2011, he authored a decision to grant divorces to same-sex married couples, despite the illegality of same-sex marriage in Wyoming at the time. Golden retired from the Wyoming Supreme Court in August 2012.
- Official Justice biography Archived 2013-07-27 at the Wayback Machine
- Dick Cheney, In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir, New York, NY: Threshold Editions, 2011, p. 24
- Roddy Flynn, 'Recent State Court Rulings Affect LGBT Citizens in Three States', Human Rights Campaign, June 21, 2011 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-11-06. Retrieved 2011-11-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Joan Barron, 'Wyoming Supreme Court reverses same-sex divorce ruling', in Casper Star-Tribune, June 7, 2011 
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