Stories tagged: same-sex marriage
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 5:30 p.m.
Bermuda swaps same-sex marriage for domestic partnerships
Legislation replacing same-sex marriage with domestic partnerships in Bermuda was signed into law by the governor Wednesday as critics called it an unprecedented rollback of civil rights in the British …
Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 7:21 p.m.
El Salvador: Constitutional ban on same-sex marriage blocked
El Salvador’s Supreme Court is putting the brakes on a constitutional change that would bar same-sex marriage.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 9:40 p.m.
Rep. Heather Scott helps lead unsuccessful move to derail routine tax bill over same-sex marriage
When a routine bill from the state Tax Commission came up for a vote in the Idaho House on Wednesday – to conform 2017 Idaho income tax laws to federal …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
Court rules against Oregon bakers in wedding-cake case
An appellate court has upheld a penalty against Oregon bakery owners who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding almost five years ago.
Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 3:58 p.m.
Bermuda Senate votes to end same-sex marriage in territory
The Senate in Bermuda gave final legislative approval Wednesday to a measure that would end same-sex marriage in the British island territory and allow only domestic partnerships.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 6:50 p.m.
Australian Parliament allows same-sex marriages
Australia’s Parliament voted Thursday to allow same-sex marriage across the nation, following a bitter debate settled by a much-criticized government survey of voters that strongly endorsed change.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 7:29 p.m.
Court orders Arizona tribe to recognize same-sex marriages
A tribal court has cleared the way for gay couples to marry on an American Indian reservation in the Phoenix area after a two-year legal battle that could have repercussions …
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 8:13 p.m.
Former Australian prime minister says he was head-butted by gay rights advocate
Australia’s prime minister on Friday urged restraint in the nation’s same-sex marriage debate after a former prime minister who gave the people a direct say in the divisive issue said …
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 11:10 p.m.
Richland floral shop owner wants U.S. Supreme Court to review discrimination ruling
Barronelle Stutzman is taking the discrimination case against her Richland flower shop to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Sun., July 9, 2017
Eye on Boise: Ahlquist alters his ‘blueprint’ plank on same-sex marriage
Idaho GOP candidate for governor Tommy Ahlquist has changed the wording on his website about his position on gay marriage, deleting a section that many read as a promise to …
Fri., June 30, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
Germany legalizes same-sex marriage after Merkel U-turn
German lawmakers voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, a move widely supported across the country that brings Germany in line with many of its Western peers. Chancellor Angela Merkel voted …
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 8:11 p.m.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel paves a path toward gay marriage
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has signaled a shift on gay marriage, calling for a vote in parliament on legalizing same-sex unions.
Mon., June 26, 2017, 3:16 p.m.
Support for gay marriage surges, even among groups once wary
In the two years since same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide, support for it has surged even among groups that recently were broadly opposed, according to a new national survey.
Fri., June 23, 2017, 11:58 a.m.
Illinois Catholic bishop decrees no Holy Communion, funerals for same-sex couples
The bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Springfield, Illinois, is calling on priests there to deny Holy Communion and even funeral rites to people in same-sex unions unless they show …
Thu., June 15, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
State Supreme Court hears case to remove controversial judge
An Oregon judge known for refusing to marry same-sex couples is continuing his battle to stay on the bench.
UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 9:57 p.m.
Idaho high court: Unmarried gay partner has no custody right
The Idaho Supreme Court has denied custody and visitation rights to a gay woman who raised a child with her former partner, reflecting state laws that have not been updated …
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 …
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
Eye on Boise: New state broadband network ruled out
Eye on Boise column for Sunday
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 …
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
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.