Stories tagged: same-sex marriage
THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2016, 10:35 P.M.
A lawmaker’s solution for marriage debate: Remove the state
A Missouri Republican saw last year’s debate over a proposed constitutional amendment that would have protected businesses that deny services to same-sex couples bring lawmakers to tears and grind legislative …
THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016, 4:13 P.M.
Lawsuit: Idaho paternity laws violate rights of same-sex couples and their kids
Idaho’s laws on paternity, artificial insemination and vital statistics unconstitutionally violate the rights of same-sex couples and their children, a new lawsuit filed Thursday in federal district court charges.
TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2016, 3:47 P.M.
Coeur d’Alene wedding chapel suit ends in $1,000 judgment
A federal lawsuit claiming the city of Coeur d’Alene infringed on the religious rights of a small wedding chapel has ended with the city paying the owners of the business …
THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016, 9:27 A.M.
Oregon bakery owners file appeal in gay wedding cake case
Oregon bakery owners who denied service to a same-sex couple are arguing that a state ruling ordering them to pay $135,000 in damages violates state and federal laws.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016, 11:42 A.M.
Same-sex marriages in Puerto Rico in doubt after ruling
An unexpected ruling from a federal judge in Puerto Rico is raising doubts about the future of same-sex couples seeking to get married on the island.
THURSDAY, FEB. 18, 2016, 11:33 A.M.
Idaho prisons to revisit policy on same-sex marriage
The Idaho Department of Corrections is revisiting its policy on same-sex marriage after an inmate threatened to take the agency to court.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 2016, 1:28 P.M.
Nike drops Manny Pacquiao in wake of anti-gay statements
Manny Pacquiao’s comments disparaging gays have cost him his contract with apparel giant Nike.
SUNDAY, NOV. 29, 2015
Eye on Boise: New state broadband network ruled out
Eye on Boise column for Sunday
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 …
MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015, 5:04 P.M.
City seeks to dismiss religious freedom suit
Lawyers for a pair of Coeur d’Alene ministers think they have a strong case for establishing a religious exemption for businesses to refuse to take part in same-sex wedding ceremonies …
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.
FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2015, 11:44 A.M.
Gay vet wins legal fight over burial with spouse
Seventy-four-year-old Navy veteran Madelynn Lee Taylor won her legal fight in federal court late Thursday, winning a final judgment and order requiring the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery to allow her …
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 …
FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2015, 4:03 P.M.
Differing reactions on supreme court ruling
Friday’s Supreme Court ruling effectively ended Idaho Governor Butch Otter’s efforts to ban same-sex marriage.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2015, 2:07 P.M.
Supreme Court declares same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states
WASHINGTON (AP) — Same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide Friday as a divided Supreme Court handed a crowning victory to the gay rights movement, setting off a jubilant …
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 …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 28, 2015
Mormon leaders call on lawmakers to protect gay rights
SALT LAKE CITY – The Mormon church issued a nationwide call Tuesday for new laws that protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination while somehow also protecting those …
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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. …