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AG Holder announces federal recognition of same-sex marriage in six states
October 26, 2014
US Attorney General Eric Holder on Saturday announced that the federal government will recognize same sex marriage in six additional states. The addition of Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming will now bring the total number of states recognizing same-sex marriage to 32....... [more]

Idaho governor asks entire Ninth Circuit to review same-sex marriage ruling
October 23, 2014
The governor of Idaho CL "Butch" Otter filed a petition Tuesday night asking for the entire US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to review an earlier Ninth Circuit ruling against the Idaho constitution's definition of marriage. The petition is a major positional change for Otter, coming two wee....... [more]

US courts allow same-sex marriage in North Carolina, Idaho
October 11, 2014
Federal courts on Friday cleared the way for same-sex marriage in North Carolina and Idaho. A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of North Carolina struck down that state's ban on same-sex marriage on constitutional grounds. US District Judge Max Cogburn stated that the issue b....... [more]

Supreme Court justice blocks Idaho same-sex marriage
October 8, 2014
Justice Anthony Kennedy of the US Supreme Court on Wednesday temporarily blocked same-sex marriage in Idaho. An earlier order blocked same-sex marriage in Nevada as well, but Kennedy vacated that stay on Wednesday afternoon. The orders follow a Tuesday decision from the US Court of Appeals for the N....... [more]

Nevada, Idaho same-sex marriage bans struck down
October 7, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday struck down same-sex marriage bans in Nevada and Idaho. The court found that the bans violate same-sex couples' due process and equal protection rights. The three-judge panel rejected arguments that same-sex marriages are harmful to children....... [more]

Federal appeals court hears arguments on same-sex marriage in Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii
September 9, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard oral arguments Monday in three cases involving same-sex marriage in Idaho, Nevada and Hawaii. The three-judge panel consists of judges Stephen Reinhardt, appointed by Jimmy Carter, and Marsha Berzon and Ronald Gould, appointed by Bill Clinton. R....... [more]

Federal appeals court blocks Idaho same-sex marriage ruling
May 22, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday granted Idaho's request for a stay pending appeal of a recent decision by a federal judge to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage. This essentially means that no same-sex marriages will be allowed or recognized in Idaho until the appe....... [more]

Federal appeals court blocks Idaho same-sex marriage ruling
May 16, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday temporarily stayed an order finding Idaho's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional. Judge Candy Dale of the US District Court for the District of Idaho struck down the laws on Tuesday, and the state immediately filed a motion to stay the ruli....... [more]

Idaho same-sex marriage ban struck down
May 14, 2014
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Idaho on Tuesday struck down Idaho's laws banning same-sex marriage. Four same-sex couples filed the lawsuit in November, challenging Idaho's prohibition on same-sex marriage and refusal to recognize same-sex marriages performed out of state. Ci....... [more]

Idaho top court grants adoptive rights to same-sex couple
February 11, 2014
The Idaho Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that a woman in a same-sex marriage may adopt her partner's birth children. The couple was legally married in California in 2013 and Jane Doe I is the legal mother of two boys, aged 12 and 15. On appeal from a magistrate ruling which denied the adopti....... [more]

Idaho couples file same-sex marriage lawsuit
November 9, 2013
Four Idaho couples filed a lawsuit in the Idaho District Court Friday challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban. The plaintiffs are bringing the lawsuit in light of the recent Supreme Court ruling in US v. Windsor claiming that Idaho's refusal to recognize valid same-sex marriages from other sta....... [more]




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