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Gay military couples struggle to get ‘marriage leave’

WASHINGTON – Gays and lesbians in the military are running into widespread obstacles as they seek to take advantage of a new Obama administration policy designed to make it easier …


Huckleberries: ‘Snow Falling on Cedars’ fallout lands on Twain classic

In the “Believe It or Not” Department, the Coeur d’Alene School Board will decide whether Mark Twain’s “The Prince and the Pauper” is appropriate reading in eighth-grade classrooms. Before you …


Supreme Court gives gay marriage historic boost

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court made history while it set up new challenges Wednesday with two victories for marriage equality. In a pair of high-profile decisions, the divided court effectively …


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 …


As Idaho’s same-sex marriage ban remains, federal benefits murky

BOISE – Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions will remain intact. “There really isn’t a direct impact on Idaho law,” said Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, noting that …


Figuring out the rulings’ effects

WASHINGTON – Two landmark Supreme Court rulings that bolster gay marriage rights don’t remove all barriers to same-sex unions by a long shot. Where gay couples live still will have …


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.


Editorial: White House right not to back Defense of Marriage Act

“Our country is color-blind, and neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens.” U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan