Stories tagged: gay marriage
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 11:23 p.m.
Spokane hoists pride flag above City Hall for first time
The rainbow colors of the gay pride flag, a rallying symbol for LGBT communities, will fly downtown above City Hall through Saturday, when the city will observe its 26th annual …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 1:40 p.m.
San Francisco archbishop who pushed to ban gay marriage dies
A retired San Francisco archbishop who helped lead a contentious and successful 2008 California ballot measure to ban gay marriage has died. He was 80.
Fri., April 28, 2017, 1:36 p.m.
Private college mandates staff opposition to gay marriage
A private North Carolina Christian college is insisting that its faculty and staff sign a document that opposes same-sex marriage and abortion. One faculty member says she and eight of …
UPDATED: Wed., 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 …
Sun., 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.
Thu., 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 …
Tue., 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.
Sat., 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 …
Wed., 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.
Fri., 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.
Fri., 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: Tue., 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 …
Fri., 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 …
Tue., 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 …
Fri., 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.
Thu., 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 …
Mon., 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 …
Thu., 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.
Sun., Nov. 29, 2015
Eye on Boise: New state broadband network ruled out
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Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Sat., 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.
Sat., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Sat., 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 …
Sat., 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 …
Sat., 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: Fri., 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.
Sat., 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 …
Fri., 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 …