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Idaho same-sex marriage case could cost state another $300,000

Friday, February 6, 2015
Amber Beierle, center right, gets a hug from Mistie Tolman after she and partner Rachael Beierle, right, received their marriage license Wednesday morning, OCt. 15, 2014, at the Ada County Courthouse Recorder's office in Boise, Idaho. Amber and Rachael were part of four couples who sued the state over Idaho's ban on same-sex marriage.
The legal team that successfully fought to overturn Idaho's ban on gay marriage has filed paperwork seeking an additional $300,000 in court costs. [...]

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Idaho taxpayers to spend $457K for state’s defense of same-sex marriage ban

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Idaho Statehouse in Boise.
Idaho's Constitutional Defense Fund committee has approved the latest round of legal bills in Idaho's court fight over same-sex marriage. [...]

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Ninth Circuit denies Idaho’s request to reconsider same-sex marriage ruling

Friday, January 9, 2015
The James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse in San Francisco, home of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied Gov. C. L. "Butch" Otter's request for a review of the court's ruling last year that overturned Idaho's ban on gay marriage. [...]

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Idaho officials appeal same-sex marriage case to U.S. Supreme Court

Friday, January 2, 2015
Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter (R-Idaho)
Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's main argument is that defining marriage as between one man and one woman is better for children. [...]

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Idaho says its case could help Supreme Court decide nationwide marriage equality

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter (R-Idaho)
Gov. Butch Otter says the Supreme Court should wait until it receives arguments from Idaho before deciding a case involving same-sex marriage in the U.S. [...]

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Idaho governor wants to file more arguments in same-sex marriage case

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter (R-Idaho)
BOISE, Idaho -- Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter wants to file additional arguments in his attempt to have an 11-judge panel review the three-judge ruling that overturned Idaho's same-sex marriage ban. [...]

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Idaho officials encouraged by 6th Circuit ruling to uphold gay marriage bans

Monday, November 10, 2014
Idaho Statehouse in Boise.
BOISE, Idaho -- Idaho officials say a recent ruling upholding same-sex marriage bans in four states could cause the U.S. Supreme Court to take up Idaho's case. Earlier this year, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Idaho's gay marriage ban. But on Thursday, a separate federal appeals court upheld [...]

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Idaho governor asks 11-judge panel to review same-sex marriage ruling

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter (R-Idaho)
BOISE, Idaho -- Gov. C. L. "Butch" Otter is asking the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for an 11-judge panel to review the three-judge ruling that overturned Idaho's same-sex marriage ban last week. Otter announced Tuesday in a news release that the federal judges failed to use the correct legal [...]

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Idaho governor says he will not appeal same-sex marriage ruling

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter (R-Idaho)
BOISE, Idaho -- Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter will not appeal the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal's most recent decision to lift the state's ban on gay marriage starting Wednesday. [...]

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Idaho governor wants full appeals court review of same-sex marriage ruling

Monday, June 2, 2014
Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter (R-Idaho)
Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has filed a petition with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals requesting an "en banc" hearing by an 11-judge panel of the court in an appeal of a federal magistrate's ruling striking down Idaho's same-sex marriage ban. Typically, appeals are heard by a three-judge panel [...]

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