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After the Ninth Circuit invalidated the state's marriage equality ban on 10/8/14, the state asked the US Supreme Court to step in. Justice Kennedy placed a stay on the decision, but the Supreme Court removed the stay on 10/10/14, bringing full marriage equality to Idaho. The state does allow adoption for same sex couples.
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Marriage Equality Round-Up - September 17th
Sep 17th, 2015
Here's our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories that don't warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn't have time to add. We're able to get more news and analysis to you this way every day - enjoy!
GENERAL: Emily Rush at Dot429 discusses the definition of pansexuality. full story
INTERNATIONAL: Marriage Equality... read_more
Anatomy of a Right-Wing Fabrication
Oct 28th, 2014
To right-wing extremists, it seemed to be just the story they were waiting for to validate their screeds against LGBT rights. But was it a true tale, or sweet little lies and distortions as tasty as (not-for-lesbians) wedding cake?
The story starts with an Idaho Christian couple compelled -- forced! -- to wed same-sex couples in their chapel. Exactly the scenario... read_more
Navy Veteran Finally Gets OK to Be Buried Next to Her Wife
Oct 23rd, 2014
We reported on the story some time ago, but it now has a happy ending.
LGBTQ Nation reports:
A U.S. Navy veteran can be buried with the ashes of her late spouse in a southwest Idaho military cemetery after the state legalized gay marriage. "It's done," 74-year-old Madelynn Lee Taylor said Wednesday after successfully completing paperwork to be buried at... read_more
Idaho Governor Continues to Fight Marriage Equality
Oct 22nd, 2014
After having said he would not appeal the recent marriage equality decision, Idaho's Governor Butch Otter has apparently had a change of heart.
Idaho failed to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to issue a stay that would have halted gay marriages in that state, so the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals dissolved its temporary stay and... read_more
Almost Everything You've Been Told About The Idaho Wedding Chapel Story Is A Lie
Oct 22nd, 2014
Two ministers, Donald and Evelyn Knapp, own a for-profit wedding chapel in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, but say they cannot marry same-sex couples because of their faith. Now that same-sex couples can legally marry in Idaho, the Knapps face a possible issue.
Earlier this year, as you can see in this video, Donald Knapp (photo, above,) said he'd close the chapel rather... read_more
Marriage Equality: What’s Going On in Idaho
Oct 10th, 2014
The developments continue too in Idaho, where the Governor is still dead-set against marriage equality, Here's what happened yesterday.
Two days ago, Justice Kennedy granted the state's request for a stay in the marriage equality case, inadvertently blocking Nevada weddings for a day. LGBT Weekly looks at his possible reasoning:
Does this mean Kennedy won't rule in favor of marriage... read_more
Marriage Equality: What's Going On in Idaho and Nevada?
Oct 9th, 2014
Things have gotten a bit messy in Idaho and Nevada since the Ninth Circuit overturned bans in both states on Tuesday. Here's the run-down.
Nevada planned to drop its appeal of the case, meaning that the state would see same sex weddings begin almost immediately - by 2 PM yesterday. But Idaho officials had other plans for their own state. Towleroad.com... read_more