Stories tagged: same-sex marriage
WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2014
Idaho gay marriage stayed in federal court
A federal appeals court has stayed the legalization of same-sex marriage in Idaho from taking effect, but agreed to speed up its decision-making on the matter. A three-judge panel of …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014, 12:36 P.M.
Judge strikes Pennsylvania gay marriage ban
Pennsylvania’s ban on gay marriage has been overturned by a federal judge in a decision that makes same-sex matrimony legal throughout the Northeast.
UPDATED: MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014, 12:19 P.M.
Federal judge strikes down Oregon ban on same-sex marriage
PORTLAND — A federal judge has struck down Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban, saying it is unconstitutional.
SUNDAY, MAY 18, 2014
Eye on Boise: Fulcher rankled by debate’s ‘circus atmosphere’
GOP candidate for governor Russ Fulcher is decrying last week’s gubernatorial debate, saying incumbent Gov. Butch Otter’s insistence on including two marginal candidates created a “circus atmosphere.” The antics of …
FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014, 2:41 P.M.
Arkansas Supreme Court suspends same-sex marriage ruling
Arkansas’ highest court has suspended a judge’s ruling striking down the state’s same-sex marriage ban, halting the distribution of licenses that have been issued to hundreds of gay couples.
FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014, 2:15 P.M.
Oregon same-sex marriage ruling to come Monday
A federal judge says he’ll issue a decision next week on a constitutional challenge to Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban.
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014, 3:13 P.M.
Idaho gay marriage ruling stayed by appeals court
Idaho residents planning to gather at courthouses across the state to celebrate same-sex marriages saw their plans put on hold Thursday by a federal appeals court.
THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
Ministers diverge in opinion on lifting of Idaho’s gay marriage ban
Thousands of couples have tied the knot at the Hitching Post, an institution in Coeur d’Alene right up there with the famous Hudson’s Hamburgers. But the popular wedding chapel across …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014, 7:58 P.M.
Idaho leaders rush to stop same-sex marriages
A federal judge’s decision to allow same-sex marriages in Idaho starting Friday has attorneys for the state scrambling to appeal and gay rights advocates planning their next steps.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014
Judge strikes Idaho’s ban on gay marriage
BOISE – Same-sex couples in Idaho can marry starting Friday morning, after a federal judge struck down the state’s same-sex marriage ban late Tuesday afternoon. “This is a historic day …
TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
Idaho defends same-sex marriage ban in federal court
BOISE – Lawyers for the state of Idaho urged a federal judge on Monday to uphold Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriages, saying it benefits children. “Idaho has sufficiently good reasons …
SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2014
Eye on Boise: Rally decries veterans cemetery’s same-sex ban
“Add the Words” protesters returned to the Idaho state Capitol last week where roughly 180 were arrested during this year’s legislative session while pressing unsuccessfully for a hearing on legislation …
FRIDAY, JAN. 10, 2014, 9:26 A.M.
Feds recognize same-sex couples in Utah
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder is recognizing the marriages of more than 1,000 same-sex couples in Utah that took place before the Supreme Court put those unions on hold.
SUNDAY, JAN. 5, 2014
Eye on Boise: Backup legislators set to substitute
When the Idaho Legislature convenes on Monday, it’ll have two unaccustomed faces in its midst: substitutes designated by North Idaho lawmakers to fill in for them short-term due to health …
THURSDAY, DEC. 26, 2013
Same-sex marriage being left to states
SALT LAKE CITY – Advocates on both sides of the gay marriage debate predicted that the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June that overturned part of a federal ban on …
MONDAY, DEC. 23, 2013, 8:45 A.M.
Utah’s same-sex marriage ban back in court
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah officials are scrambling Monday to halt same-sex marriages as hundreds of gay couples lined up at local clerks’ offices to wed.
SATURDAY, NOV. 9, 2013
Idaho same-sex couples sue state over marriage ban
BOISE – Four same-sex couples from Boise filed a federal lawsuit Friday challenging Idaho’s ban on gay marriage and its laws that deny recognition of same-sex marriages from other states. …
SATURDAY, OCT. 5, 2013
Editorial: Idaho wrong to align tax laws against same-sex couples
For those who don’t understand why same-sex couples can’t be content with formal arrangements short of marriage, the Idaho State Tax Commission provided another reminder. Even though the U.S. Supreme …
FRIDAY, OCT. 4, 2013
Same-sex Idaho couples must recalculate taxes
BOISE – Idaho announced rules Thursday requiring same-sex couples who are legally married elsewhere but live in Idaho to recalculate their federal taxes as singles before filing their state taxes, …
THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2013
Supreme Court opens doors for same-sex couples in Washington
OLYMPIA – Same-sex couples in Washington, one of the first states where voters legalized their marriages, stand to gain hundreds of legal benefits as federal courts and agencies weigh the …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013, 2:33 P.M.
Idaho’s same-sex marriage ban stands despite ruling
Idaho’s sweeping ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions won’t change under the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions issued Wednesday morning.
SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2013
Gay couple at center of discrimination suit
SEATTLE – In a part of the state where attitudes toward gay and lesbian people are seldom favorable, Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed have lived open but quiet lives with …
THURSDAY, JAN. 10, 2013
Magazine ranks Spokane third-gayest city
The nation’s largest gay rights magazine has ranked Spokane as the third-gayest city in the nation. Two other Washington cities made the top five, including Seattle at No. 5 and …
SATURDAY, DEC. 8, 2012
Episcopal priests will be able to marry same-sex couples
Episcopal priests soon will be authorized to perform church weddings for gay couples in Washington – the latest example of the American branch of Anglicanism striving to be more inclusive …
FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2012
License to wed
After waiting months, years and even decades, the last few hours and minutes of anticipation were joyful. The dozen or so same-sex couples who were among the first to receive …
THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 11:27 A.M.
Spokane County same-sex couples receive marriage licenses
After waiting years—some upwards of 35 or more—the last few hours and minutes of anxious anticipation were joyful.
THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 7:43 A.M.
Gay couples line up for marriage licenses
SEATTLE — Two by two, dozens of same-sex couples obtained their marriage licenses in Washington state early this morning, just hours after Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a voter-approved law legalizing …
THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012
Gay marriage law takes effect today
OLYMPIA – Washington took the last step Wednesday in changing its laws to allow same-sex couples to marry. With about two dozen supporters looking on, Gov. Chris Gregoire and Secretary …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2012
Vestal: Witt has next civil rights victory scheduled
On Thursday, Margaret Witt will be first in line again. Witt, the retired Air Force major who helped dismantle the misbegotten “don’t ask, don’t tell” law, is set to receive …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012
Deadline looms for marriage licenses
OLYMPIA – Voters changed state law earlier this month so same-sex couples can marry in Washington. The question now is whether the state can change its forms to reflect gender-neutral …