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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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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 ordered to pay over $400K in attorney fees in same-sex marriage case

Monday, December 22, 2014
Idaho state capitol in Boise.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale on Friday awarded an amount that is about 10 percent less than what the lawyers requested. ...

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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 couples ask U.S. Supreme Court to lift stay, allow same-sex marriages

Thursday, October 9, 2014
After the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Idaho's gay marriage ban, the attorneys and plaintiffs in Idaho's case gathered for a news conference in front of the James A McClure Federal Building and United States Courthouse on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 in Boise, Idaho. In front are attorneys Deborah Ferguson and Craig Durham, and from left to right behind them are three of the four couples in the case: Sue Latta and Traci Ehlers, Sharene and Lori Watsen and Rachael and Amber Beierle.
BOISE, Idaho -- Four Idaho couples who sued over the state's gay marriage ban are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow same-sex marriages to begin in accordance with a lower court's ruling earlier this week. Attorneys for the couples ...

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Court issues mandate, says same-sex marriage in Idaho begins immediately

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
BOISE, Idaho -- A federal appeals court declared same-sex marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada on Tuesday and followed the ruling a few hours later with a mandate allowing the Idaho marriages to start immediately. The order, issued Tuesday evening, ...

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Ninth Circuit strikes down same-sex marriage bans in Idaho, Nevada

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld gay marriage in Idaho and Nevada, saying bans on the practice in those states violate same-sex couples' equal protection rights. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said ...

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