Stories tagged: gay marriage
SATURDAY, DEC. 6, 2014
Number of same-sex marriages in Washington in 2014 likely down from 2013
With much fanfare and even some post-midnight ceremonies, same-sex marriage became legal in Washington two years ago today. But after boosting state marriage statistics by 8,429 to 49,590 in 2013, …
FRIDAY, NOV. 28, 2014
Idaho Lt. Gov. Little prepared to take on role of governor
BOISE – If newly re-elected 72-year-old Idaho Gov. Butch Otter didn’t complete his full third term, Idaho’s new governor would be Brad Little, the second-term lieutenant governor, rancher and former …
SUNDAY, NOV. 23, 2014
Eye on Boise: Legislators hope for resolution on broadband network
State lawmakers are growing concerned about the broadband network that serves high schools across the state, after a judge Nov. 10 voided a $60 million contract for the Idaho Education …
SATURDAY, NOV. 8, 2014
Idaho officials encouraged by ruling upholding marriage ban
BOISE – Idaho officials say they have new hope that the state’s same-sex marriage case could be taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court, after Thursday’s appeals court ruling upholding …
THURSDAY, NOV. 6, 2014, 1:59 P.M.
US appeals court upholds gay marriage bans
CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld anti-gay marriage laws in four states, breaking ranks with other courts that have considered the issue and setting up the …
THURSDAY, NOV. 6, 2014
Shriners hospitals to give gay couples benefits after Spokane complaint
Starting Jan. 1, Spokane’s Shriners Hospital for Children will extend health benefits for same-sex married partners, a change that followed a call by a hospital worker to the Washington attorney …
SUNDAY, OCT. 26, 2014
Eye on Boise: Cost to fight gay marriage passes $80,000
Idaho’s legal bill for challenging a federal judge’s decision overturning the state’s ban on gay marriage has now topped $80,000. And that was before Gov. Butch Otter’s latest appeal to …
FRIDAY, OCT. 24, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Truth trampled in Hitching Post stampede
It was always clear that for many, matrimony is a holy sacrament. Apparently, so is gettin’ hitched.
THURSDAY, OCT. 23, 2014, 5:20 P.M.
ACLU won’t challenge Hitching Post’s refusal to marry same-sex couples
The American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho says it will not challenge a northern Idaho wedding chapel’s refusal to conduct gay marriages because the chapel falls under a religious exemption. …
THURSDAY, OCT. 23, 2014
Idaho veteran will be buried with her wife
After years of being denied, a Navy veteran will be allowed to be buried at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery next to her wife. Wednesday was the third time 74-year-old …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22, 2014
Otter seeks full panel review of gay marriage ruling
BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter wants a larger group of judges to reconsider the recent decision that overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. “I will continue defending Idahoans’ …
SATURDAY, OCT. 18, 2014
Same-sex marriage opposition falls short
Now that gay marriage has arrived in Idaho, we will get some answers to a few pressing questions. Will the expansion of civil rights for gay people drive heterosexuals away …
FRIDAY, OCT. 17, 2014, 8:42 P.M.
Hitching Post sues Coeur d’Alene after declining to marry gay couple
The owners of the Hitching Post wedding chapel filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Coeur d’Alene Friday, claiming that the city is unconstitutionally forcing them to violate their …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15, 2014
Otter won’t desert gay-marriage fight, takes on challengers during election debate
BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter announced during a political debate Tuesday night that he plans to continue fighting same-sex marriage – though he issued a statement earlier in the …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15, 2014
Lawyer: 9th Circuit panel biased in same-sex marriage decision
A lawyer who argued against same-sex marriage before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is charging that the three-person federal panel was stacked with judges favorable to same-sex marriage …
TUESDAY, OCT. 14, 2014
Same-sex marriage licenses to be issued in Idaho
BOISE – Gay couples may obtain marriage licenses in Idaho beginning 9 a.m. Wednesday after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said it will no longer block the issuance …
SATURDAY, OCT. 11, 2014
Gay couple in Moscow are first to be married in North Idaho
Katherine Sprague didn’t wake up on Friday knowing she’d be married at the end of the day. If she had, she would have worn something nicer than jeans and a …
THURSDAY, OCT. 9, 2014
Gay marriage blocked in Idaho a day after court rejected ban
BOISE – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy issued an emergency stay Wednesday morning blocking same-sex marriage from starting in Idaho – just as couples waiting at county clerk’s offices …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8, 2014, 8:55 A.M.
Otter gets last-minute stay to block Idaho gay marriages
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, at the request of Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, issued an emergency stay this morning blocking same-sex marriage from starting in Idaho – just as …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8, 2014
Same-sex marriage begins in Idaho as 9th Circuit lifts stay
BOISE – Same-sex couples can wed in Idaho starting today – one day after a federal appellate court struck down Idaho’s ban on gay marriage. After the ruling was announced …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, OCT. 7, 2014, 10:52 P.M.
Same-sex couple can marry in Idaho starting tomorrow
A unanimous 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel has struck down Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage, along with Nevada’s. The appeals court overturned both states’ bans on equal-protection grounds, finding …
TUESDAY, OCT. 7, 2014
Idaho same-sex unions still illegal pending appeal in 9th Circuit
BOISE – With Idaho’s same-sex marriage case still pending at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, attorneys in the case were surprised Monday that the U.S. Supreme Court denied …
MONDAY, OCT. 6, 2014, 7:21 A.M.
High court denies gay marriage appeals from five states
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 14, 2014
Eye on Boise: Idaho gay-marriage ban fight tab tops $71,000
Idaho’s legal bill for challenging a federal judge’s decision overturning the state’s ban on gay marriage: $71,477. Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden’s office reported spending $2,569 for an appellate filing …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10, 2014, 2:40 P.M.
Court adds gay marriage to Sept. 29 agenda
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has formally added gay marriage cases to the justices’ agenda for their closed-door conference on Sept. 29.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 9, 2014
Idaho makes case for same-sex marriage ban in court
Idaho’s arguments supporting its invalidated ban on gay marriage came in for tough and skeptical questioning Monday by a panel of judges from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 7, 2014
Idaho marriage law heads to appeals court
When lawyers for the state of Idaho and for four Idaho lesbian couples face off in a federal appeals courtroom in San Francisco on Monday, the fate of Idaho’s invalidated …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 4, 2014, 12:48 P.M.
Court rules against gay marriage bans in 2 states
CHICAGO — A U.S. appeals court ruled Thursday that same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana violate the U.S. Constitution, in another in a series of courtroom wins for gay-marriage …
TUESDAY, AUG. 5, 2014, 2:03 P.M.
Gay marriage arguments flooding federal courts
CINCINNATI — Federal appeals courts soon will hear arguments in gay marriage fights from nine states, part of a slew of cases putting pressure on the U.S. Supreme Court to …
THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014
In brief: Judge strikes down Colorado gay marriage ban
DENVER – A federal judge in Denver has declared Colorado’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional, but he issued a temporary stay of the ruling to give the state a chance to …