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Idaho Same-Sex Marriage
6:36 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Lawyers In Idaho Gay Marriage Case Expect To Meet Again At High Court

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The fate of Idaho's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage is in the hands of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. However, lawyers on both sides predict the case will end up at the U.S. Supreme Court. The opposing attorneys argued elements of the case at a discussion Wednesday organized by the University of Idaho law school.

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Idaho Same-Sex Marriage
6:03 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Idaho Gay Marriage Case Heard in Appeals Court

U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals building in San Francisco, California.
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The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments yesterday in California on Idaho’s gay marriage lawsuit. A lower federal court has already ruled that Idaho’s ban on same sex marriage is unconstitutional. 


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Same-Sex Marriage
4:36 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Won't Block Oregon Same-Sex Marriage

The U.S. Supreme Court won't block same-sex marriages in Oregon.
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The U.S. Supreme Court won't block same-sex marriages in Oregon. The high court Wednesday turned down a request to halt gay marriages in the state.

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Oregon Gay Marriage
6:19 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Could Examine Oregon Gay Marriage Case

The U.S. Supreme Court is deciding whether to issue a stay on a federal judge’s recent ruling that overturned Oregon's same-sex marriage ban.
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The issue of whether gay marriage is legal in Oregon may not be settled after all. The U.S. Supreme Court is deciding whether to issue a stay on a federal judge’s recent ruling that overturned Oregon's same-sex marriage ban. Supporters of gay marriage have until Monday to submit briefs in the case.

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Oregon Same-Sex Marriage
7:33 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Weddings Begin As Oregon Judge Overturns Gay Marriage Ban

Jammie Russell and Michelle Hatfield were one of the first same-sex couples to apply for a marriage license in Marion County.
Credit Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

Same-sex couples are getting married in Oregon now that a federal judge has overturned the state's ban on gay marriage. U.S. District Judge Michael McShane ruled the law violated the federal constitutional rights of gays and lesbians. Correspondent Chris Lehman has this round-up of the day's events.

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Gay Rights
6:16 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Pocatello Vote Seen As Test Of Gay Rights Measures In Idaho

The Pocatello City Council hears testimony from gay rights supporters at one of several public hearings in April 2013.
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Voters in Pocatello in southeast Idaho are deciding the fate of the city’s non-discrimination ordinance Tuesday. Pocatello one of seven cities in Idaho that have passed laws aimed at protecting gay, lesbian, bi and trans people. This is the first time one of these measures has been put to a popular vote.

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Same-Sex Marriage
6:11 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Judge's Ruling Clears The Way For Same-Sex Weddings In Oregon

Jammie Russell and Michelle Hatfield were one of the first same-sex couples to apply for a marriage license in Marion County.
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Same-sex couples can now marry legally in Oregon. A federal judge today overturned the state's ban on gay marriage. Weddings began almost immediately.

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Oregon Same-Sex Marriage
7:43 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Oregon Judge Set To Issue Ruling In Gay Marriage Lawsuit

A federal judge in Oregon is set to rule Monday in a case that could legalize same-sex marriage in the state. U.S. District Judge Michael McShane says he'll issue a ruling at noon. Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman reports.

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Idaho Same-Sex Marriage
7:52 am
Fri May 16, 2014

No Same Sex Marriages In Idaho Friday After Court Issues Temporary Stay

Same sex marriages will not take place in Idaho Friday morning. Earlier this week a federal judge ruled that Idaho’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional and set the ruling to go into effect at 9:00 Friday. But Thursday a higher court surprised many by placing a temporary stay on that. The state had asked the 9th Circuit Court to grant a stay that would last throughout the appeals process.

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Idaho Same-Sex Marriage
7:37 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Idaho’s First Same Sex Marriages Set For Friday, Courts Could Issue A Stay

Idaho’s first same sex marriages could take place this week. Tuesday a federal judge in Boise ruled that Idaho’s 2006 gay marriage ban is unconstitutional and scheduled the ruling to go into effect Friday. Wednesday the same judge denied a request from Governor Butch Otter’s lawyers to stay the order. They are now asking the 9th Circuit Court to issue a stay while appeals are made. University of Idaho law professor Shaakirrah Sanders says it’s unclear if that will happen. She says when Utah was in this same situation a few months ago the appeals court denied a stay but the Supreme Court granted it. Sanders says that Supreme Court decision could be very persuasive to the 9th circuit judges.

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