In less than a week, three judges will hear oral arguments in multiple major marriage cases, and a study of their past rulings shows cause for optimism.
After a federal trial judge denied his request, Idaho governor Butch Otter has asked the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to issue a preemptive stay of a ruling that would allow same-sex couples in Idaho to begin marrying Friday.
A federal magistrate judge in Idaho ruled in favor of four same-sex couples who say the state ban on same-sex marriage harms their families.
The state's Supreme Court finds that a county magistrate misinterpreted state law by claiming a woman could not adopt her partner's children because the couple are not married.
The 86-year-old Phil Batt surprised many, including organizers of the event where he made the statement, by talking about why gays deserve legal protections.