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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Conservative group: Feds can’t force Idaho to recognize same-sex marriage

Monday, March 3, 2014
BOISE, Idaho -- The federal government cannot force Idaho to change its definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman, the conservative Cornerstone Family Council of Idaho contends in a recent court filing. [ Read more → ]
Idaho state capitol in Boise.

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

Thursday, February 27, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]
Idaho gay marriage

Plaintiffs in Idaho gay marriage challenge ask court to declare ban unconstitutional

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
BOISE, Idaho -- Four same-sex couples who are challenging Idaho's ban on same-sex marriage, filed a motion in the case Tuesday seeking a summary judgement asking the court to declare unconstitutional Idaho’s refusal to permit same-sex couples to marry or to recognize their existing marriages. [ Read more → ]
Lawrence Wasden

Judge allows Idaho AG to intervene in same-sex marriage case

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
BOISE, Idaho -- A federal judge says Idaho's attorney general can intervene in a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage, even though Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is already a party in the case. [ Read more → ]
Lawrence Wasden

Idaho AG files motion to dismiss same-sex marriage case

Thursday, January 9, 2014
BOISE, Idaho -- Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden filed a motion Thursday seeking to dismiss a lawsuit that challenges the state's voter-approved same-sex marriage ban. [ Read more → ]
Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter (R-Idaho)

Idaho governor, GOP lawmakers pledge to defend state’s gay marriage ban

Saturday, January 4, 2014
BOISE, Idaho -- Republicans pledged to defend Idaho's ban on same-sex marriage from a legal challenge, while Democrats favor letting similar cases elsewhere proceed rather than dedicating taxpayer resources to what they believe will be a losing battle. [ Read more → ]
Amber Beierle (left) and Rachael Robertson are one of four couples challenging Idaho's gay marriage ban.

Plaintiffs aim to block Idaho official from intervening in gay marriage fight

Thursday, December 26, 2013
BOISE, Idaho -- Four couples challenging Idaho's gay marriage ban this week asked a federal judge to block the state from intervening in their lawsuit, arguing such a move would unnecessarily add to their workload and complicate the case. [ Read more → ]

Four Idaho couples file federal lawsuit challenging state’s gay marriage ban

Friday, November 8, 2013
BOISE, Idaho -- Four Idaho couples are suing the state in federal court to challenge laws banning same-sex marriage and denying recognition to same-sex couples who married in other states. [ Read more → ]
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