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Hitchin’ Post Flap Near Settlement

Lawyers for Hitching Post Weddings LLC and the city of Coeur d’Alene may be close to settling the wedding chapel’s civil rights lawsuit. On Tuesday, attorneys for the city and for business owners Donald and Everlynn Knapp asked a federal judge for an additional 21 days before the case moves forward. U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald E. Bush previously granted a 60-day stay of the Knapps’ suit, which concerns same-sex marriage in Idaho and the city’s ordinance prohibiting businesses from discriminating based on sexual orientation. The couple sued Oct. 17, claiming the city is forcing them to violate their religious beliefs by performing same-sex marriages at the Hitching Post/Scott Maben, SR.

Question: Are you glad that this controversy didn't blow up into a national event?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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