Despite several court rulings and a decided victory in the court of public opinion, Idaho governor Butch Otter isn't willing to let marriage equality take hold in the Gem State.
The fear that the owners of an Idaho wedding chapel would be forced to host same-sex weddings is much ado about nothing.
A unanimous decision from a federal appeals court bringing marriage equality to Idaho 'appears to be judicial policymaking masquerading as law,' according to the governor.
Lots of rings were exchanged this week in the gem state.
A history of questionable attitudes toward gay and lesbian couples has culminated in a desperate last-ditch attempt by attorney Monte Stewart to keep marriage from starting in Idaho.
Several states have won the freedom to marry in just the last few days. That means plenty to celebrate for same-sex couples and their allies — and plenty to lament for those who oppose equality.
It's unclear whether same-sex couples can currently marry in Idaho.
The Ninth Circuit flatly rejected arguments that legal same-sex marriage will prompt opposite-sex couples to fall into 'sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll.'
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy granted Idaho's request for a stay on yesterday's order striking down the state's marriage ban, as attorneys for the state's Republican leadership prepare to appeal.
Tuesday's ruling by the Ninth Circuit could have implications in three more states.