Stories tagged: same-sex marriage
Wed., April 12, 2017, 12:46 p.m.
North Carolina bill banning same-sex marriage again won’t be heard, House speaker says
day after North Carolina lawmakers introduced legislation that would outlaw same-sex marriage and defy a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, a top Republican there said Wednesday that the bill is …
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
Same-sex marriage laws helped reduce suicide attempts by gay, lesbian and bisexual teens, study says
Guess what? It did get better for gay, lesbian and bisexual high schoolers when the states they were growing up in changed their laws to allow same-sex marriage, a new …
Thu., 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 …
Thu., 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.
Tue., 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 …
Thu., 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.
Wed., 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.
Thu., 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.
Wed., 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.
Sun., Nov. 29, 2015, midnight
Eye on Boise: New state broadband network ruled out
Eye on Boise column for Sunday
Wed., Sept. 16, 2015, midnight
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 …
Mon., 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 …
Sat., July 11, 2015, midnight
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.
Fri., 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 …
Sat., June 27, 2015, midnight
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 …
Fri., 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: Fri., 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 …
Sat., March 21, 2015, midnight
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 …
Wed., Jan. 28, 2015, midnight
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 …
Sat., Jan. 17, 2015, midnight
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, midnight
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 …
Sat., Jan. 3, 2015, midnight
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 …
Tue., Dec. 23, 2014, midnight
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 …
Wed., Dec. 17, 2014, midnight
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 …
Sat., Dec. 6, 2014, midnight
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, …
Fri., Nov. 28, 2014, midnight
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 …
Sun., Nov. 23, 2014, midnight
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 …
Sat., Nov. 8, 2014, midnight
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 …
Thu., Nov. 6, 2014, midnight
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 …