Same Sex Marriage
An emergency stay was issues in Idaho, putting any same-sex weddings on hold
One day after the Supreme Court effectively legalized same-sex marriage in 30 states, a federal court struck down the two states’ bans on gay marriage, ruling they violated equal protection rights.
Matt Fleming has considered himself a married man ever since he and his partner, Casey Jackson, had a 2007 commitment ceremony in Spokane that was attended by 400 people. On Monday, the state makes it official.
Four gay couples filed a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn Montana’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.
Idaho same-sex couples can’t get married or have their marriages recognized until the 9th Circuit or U.S. Supreme Court decides whether to let stand a ruling overturning Idaho’s ban.
A federal judge was expected to make Oregon the latest state to allow gay marriage after state officials refused to defend its constitutional ban in court, and gay couples were poised to tie the knot right after the ruling.
While the case does not directly challenge the same-sex marriage ban, the court could take up that issue, Renn said.
A federal magistrate judge has ruled that Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional
Five gay couples have filed a lawsuit challenging Alaska’s ban on same-sex marriage.
Friends of Religious Freedom disagreed with the language of a proposed ballot initiative allowing business owners to refuse service to customers whose lifestyle was not in agreement with the owner’s beliefs.