Same Sex Marriage
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.
They say the state’s ban on gay marriage is discrimination based on gender and sexual orientation.
Students at a Seattle-area Catholic school are gaining national attention for their protest over the forced departure of a gay vice principal.
Although it’s still illegal for same-sex couples to marry in Oregon, the state is now recognizing the marriages of those who tie the knot in another state or country.
The Alaska State Personnel Board is considering including same-sex partners of state employees in the definition of “immediate family” for purposes of leave.