Stories tagged: gay marriage
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017, 8:35 P.M.
Texas court hears case that could dent gay marriage right
The Texas Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a Houston case that top Republicans hope will provide an opening to chip away at the landmark 2015 ruling legalizing gay marriage …
SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2017
Court upheld law, equality in florist case
It doesn’t matter whether it’s floral arrangements in Richland or milk shakes at a Southern soda fountain. Religion doesn’t provide a free pass.
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 9:03 A.M.
Arkansas court throws out ruling on birth certificate law
Arkansas’ highest court has thrown out a judge’s ruling that could have allowed married same-sex couples to get the names of both spouses on their children’s birth certificates without a …
TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2016, 2:49 P.M.
Couples file appeal over North Carolina gay-marriage law
Three couples have asked an appeals court to revive their challenge to a North Carolina law allowing magistrates with religious objections to refuse to perform same-sex marriages.
SATURDAY, NOV. 19, 2016, 10:12 A.M.
Gays can be reformed, just like arsonists, Trump’s new domestic policy adviser has said
Ken Blackwell, tapped last week by President-elect Donald Trump to head domestic policy during the businessman’s transition to the White House, has made anti-LGBT statements for years. Among them: Homosexuality …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2016, 11:40 A.M.
North Carolina gay-marriage law challenge dismissed by judge
A federal judge has dismissed a challenge to a North Carolina law that says magistrates with religious objections can refuse to marry same-sex couples.
FRIDAY, AUG. 19, 2016, 12:39 P.M.
Lawsuit nixed against Kentucky clerk who fought gay marriage
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016, 11:01 A.M.
Gay Marriage: Court rejects GOP claim in North Carolina case
A federal judge has rejected claims by GOP leaders that North Carolina’s attorney general – a Democrat running for governor – won’t adequately defend a state law that lets magistrates …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016, 3:10 P.M.
Mexican president proposes legalizing gay marriage
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Tuesday proposed legalizing gay marriage, a move that would enshrine on a national level a Supreme Court ruling last year that it was unconstitutional …
FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2016, 1:36 P.M.
Pope Francis eases way for divorced Catholics while reiterating limits on gay unions
Defining his mission to create a more merciful church, Pope Francis published a much-anticipated exhortation on love and marriage Friday, easing the way for divorced and remarried Catholics to rejoin …
TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016, 8:38 P.M.
Judge lets Idaho gay marriage wedding chapel case proceed
BOISE – A federal judge has allowed a lawsuit to proceed that alleges an Idaho city’s anti-discrimination policy violates the religious rights of wedding chapel owners who oppose same sex …
FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016, 11:46 A.M.
Alabama court won’t defy Supreme Court on gay marriage
The Alabama Supreme Court is refusing to defy the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that effectively legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.
THURSDAY, FEB. 25, 2016, 9:51 A.M.
Italy Senate OKs civil unions, but LGBT groups are unhappy
Italy’s Senate voted Thursday to grant legal recognition to civil unions, as the last holdout in Western Europe took a compromise step to give some rights to gay couples after …
MONDAY, FEB. 8, 2016, 9:34 A.M.
Rep. Raul Labrador at forefront of gay marriage clash
When the U.S. Supreme Court last summer gave same-sex couples the right to marry, Republican Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho said Congress should move quickly to protect the religious liberty …
THURSDAY, JAN. 28, 2016, 9:23 P.M.
Prime minister says Australian vote to decide gay marriage
Australia’s prime minister gave a personal assurance on Friday that his government would legalize gay marriage if a majority of Australians choose marriage equality in a popular vote.
SUNDAY, NOV. 29, 2015
Eye on Boise: New state broadband network ruled out
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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 30, 2015, 4:30 P.M.
Vatican observers raise questions over clerk’s pope visit
The private meeting Pope Francis held with defiant Kentucky clerk Kim Davis is a strong papal endorsement of religious resistance to gay marriage, but it doesn’t necessarily mean he approves …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16, 2015
Idaho to pay attorney fees in same-sex burial case
BOISE – Idaho’s top state elected officials have approved paying $70,000 in attorney fees to Madelynn Lee Taylor, the Navy veteran who went to court to fight to have her …
SATURDAY, JULY 11, 2015
Faith and Values: Hope in God should frame our response to court’s marriage decision
Disgust. Anger. Despair. Two weeks later, I still see it on their faces, hear it in their voices.
SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2015
Washington, Idaho couples will see their unions recognized nationwide
The Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states will have only indirect effects on Washington and Idaho, where same-sex couples already are able to marry. Washington voters …
SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2015
Richland florist a ‘grain of sand’ in gay rights storm
The 70-year-old grandmother who owns a flower shop in Washington and became a national figure for refusing to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding says she was surprised her actions …
SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2015
Idaho House asks Congress to impeach judges who rule for same-sex marriage
BOISE – The Idaho House on Friday voted 44-25 in favor of a nonbinding memorial to Congress calling for federal judges who rule in favor of gay marriage to be …
SATURDAY, FEB. 7, 2015
Idaho gay marriage fight may cost state extra $300,000
BOISE – The legal team that successfully fought to overturn Idaho’s ban on gay marriage has filed paperwork seeking an additional $300,000 in court costs. Boise attorney and lead counsel …
SATURDAY, JAN. 17, 2015
Idaho challenge still pending
BOISE – As the U.S. Supreme Court agrees to take up the 6th Circuit same-sex marriage case, opening the door to possible settlement of the issue for all 50 states, …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, JAN. 16, 2015, 2:39 P.M.
U.S. Supreme Court will decide gay marriage issue
Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America under the Constitution.
SATURDAY, JAN. 10, 2015
Otter strikes defiant tone in third inauguration speech
BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter struck a defiant tone in his third inaugural address Friday, declaring, “We stand for what’s right, here in Idaho.” “Where we draw the line …
FRIDAY, JAN. 9, 2015
Court may be near gay marriage settlement
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has quietly engineered a dramatic increase in the number of states that allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. That increase also has raised the …
SATURDAY, JAN. 3, 2015
Otter appeals to Supreme Court on gay marriage
BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has filed a petition appealing the legalization of same-sex marriage in Idaho to the U.S. Supreme Court, saying the state’s case is the “ideal …
TUESDAY, DEC. 23, 2014
Idaho must pay attorney fees in same-sex marriage case
BOISE – The state of Idaho must pay more than $400,000 in attorney fees and costs to the lawyers who represented four lesbian couples in overturning the state’s ban on …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 17, 2014
Otter: Supreme Court should hear Idaho’s input before deciding on gay marriage
BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter believes the state’s arguments against gay marriage are so compelling and comprehensive that the U.S. Supreme Court should wait until it gets Idaho’s case …