Fri., Dec. 18, 2015
Idaho’s legal defense of gay marriage ban mounts to $715K
Idaho's losing legal battle to defend the state's ban on same-sex marriage has cost taxpayers roughly $715,000, making it one of the more expensive failed cases compared with similar losses in nearby states, the AP reports; the tally comes as the state’s Constitutional Defense Council met today to approve the latest payment in the case of $34,000 for remaining attorney fees and court costs for four Idaho couples who successfully sued to overturn the law. The state has already paid $628,000 toward that, plus another $53,000 to a private law firm hired to represent Idaho in the case. You can read a full report here from AP reporter Kimberlee Kruesi.