Latta v. Otter

Latta v. Otter is a federal court case challenging Idaho's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage and corresponding statutes, as well as state recognition of out-of-state marriages, and was filed Nov. 8, 2013 in U.S. District Court in Boise by the National Center for Lesbian Rights on behalf of four same-sex couples. [ Case files. ]

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Two years after overturning Prop 8, gay marriage back before the Ninth Circuit

| Monday, September 8, 2014
Marriage equality advocates rally outside the James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse in San Francisco, home of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, on February 7, 2012, moment before hearing that the court upheld a District Court ruling that Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage, was unconstitutional.
SAN FRANCISCO -- For the first time since it declared California's gay marriage ban unconstitutional, the federal appeals court in San Francisco is readying to hear arguments over same-sex weddings in a political and legal climate that's vastly different than when it overturned Proposition 8 in 2012. State and federal court judges have been striking down bans in more than...

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Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii same-sex marriage cases go before appeals court

| Sunday, September 7, 2014
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court on Monday is set to consider same-sex marriage bans in Idaho, Nevada and Hawaii. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has scheduled two hours of arguments Monday on whether such bans should be struck down in Idaho and Nevada. Hawaii legalized same-sex marriage in December so that appeal may be dismissed. The appeals court...

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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 selected from the 29 judges that make up the Ninth Circuit.

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Federal appeals courts set schedules in Idaho, Nevada and Texas marriage cases

| Monday, June 2, 2014
The John Minor Wisdom U.S. Courthouse, home of the Fifth Circuit, New Orleans.
Two more federal appeals courts are set to consider recent rulings declaring same-sex marriage bans in Idaho and Texas as unconstitutional, and an appeal of Nevada's ban, which was upheld in 2012. The cases are De Leon v. Perry in Texas, Latta v. Otter in Idaho, and Sevcik v. Sandoval in Nevada.

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Plaintiffs in Idaho same-sex marriage challenge seek court costs

| Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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BOISE, Idaho -- Four couples who successfully sued Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter over the state's gay marriage ban are now asking to be reimbursed for nearly half a million dollars of attorney fees and other court costs.

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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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Marriage equality supporters rally in Idaho after appeals court stays ruling

| Friday, May 16, 2014
Carmine Caruso holds a rainbow flag during a rally in supports of same sex marriage in front of the Ada County courthouse in Boise, Idaho, on Friday, May 16, 2014. Idaho's gay marriage ban was overturned Tuesday when U.S. District Judge Candy Dale said the law unconstitutionally denied gay and lesbian residents their fundamental right to marry. On May 15, 2014, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a temporary stay while it considers whether a longer stay is needed.
BOISE, Idaho -- Waving rainbow flags and holding signs that read "Love will prevail," nearly 200 gay rights supporters flocked to the steps of a county courthouse Friday to celebrate and protest the latest development in Idaho's legal battle over same-sex marriage.

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Federal appeals court puts Idaho gay marriage ruling on hold pending appeal

| Thursday, May 15, 2014
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco
BOISE, Idaho -- Idaho residents planning to gather at courthouses across the state to celebrate same-sex marriages saw their plans put on hold Thursday by a federal appeals court.

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Idaho couples ask appeals court not to block same-sex marriage ruling

| Thursday, May 15, 2014
Amber Beierle (left) and Rachael Robertson are one of four couples challenging Idaho's gay marriage ban.
BOISE, Idaho -- The four couples who sued to get Idaho's ban on same-sex marriages overturned this week are asking the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to refuse to put the ruling on hold.

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Federal magistrate refuses to stay Idaho same-sex marriage ruling

| Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Mike Chase, center left, kisses his partner Matthew Montoya on the steps of the Idaho Statehouse during a rally in support of same sex marriage in Boise on Tuesday night May 13, 2014. U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale ruled earlier in the day that Idaho's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.
BOISE, Idaho -- A federal magistrate judge has refused to put gay marriages on hold in Idaho pending an appeal from the state's governor.

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