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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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No same-sex marriage in Idaho until appeal decided, says court

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Maria May-Chang, right, wipes away a tear after having a piece of cake with her wife Jody May-Chang, left, and their son Cody at the Ada County Courthouse in Boise, Idaho, on Friday, May 16, 2014.
BOISE, Idaho — No same-sex marriages will be allowed or recognized in Idaho until an appeal is decided, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. [...]

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Judge promises ruling soon on Idaho same-sex marriage ban

Monday, May 5, 2014
Idaho
BOISE, Idaho -- A federal magistrate says she will decide soon if Idaho's ban on same-sex marriage violates the equal protection guarantees of the U.S. Constitution. [...]

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Federal court to hear challenge to Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage

Monday, May 5, 2014
Amber Beierle (left) and Rachael Robertson are one of four couples challenging Idaho's gay marriage ban.
BOISE, Idaho -- A federal magistrate is scheduled to hear arguments Monday in the case of four couples challenging Idaho's ban on same-sex marriage. [...]

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Idaho approves $1 million to defend same-sex marriage ban

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Idaho state capitol in Boise.
BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho Legislature's Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee has approved spending $1 million to defend the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. [...]

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