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.
The state's highest court rejected the attorney general's request to stay a ruling that established marriage equality, but said another statute is still in place forbidding the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Confusion and legal wrangling muddy the waters of marriage equality in Arkansas, but two counties are still issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
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.
Those inside the federal courthouse for the Fourth District Court of Appeals today report that two of three judges appeared ready to strike down Virginia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
The antigay National Organization for Marriage wants to keep its members' names secret but still defend Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage publicly in federal court. A judge will consider that request Wednesday.