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  • 105 Gay Rights Activists Return to Idaho Capitol

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — At least 105 gay rights demonstrators filled the Capitol's basement corridor seeking to convince lawmakers to update the Idaho Human Rights Act with discrimination protections based on gender identity and sexual orientation discrimination.

  • Activist Group: Feds Can’t Force State To Change Marriage Definition

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The federal government cannot force Idaho to change its definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman, the conservative Cornerstone Family Council of Idaho contends in a recent court filing.

  • Battle Lines Drawn in Idaho’s Gay Marriage Fight

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Republicans pledged to defend Idaho’s ban on gay marriage from legal challenge, while Democrats favor letting similar cases elsewhere proceed rather than dedicating taxpayer resources to what they believe will be a losing battle. Four couples have challenged Idaho’s gay marriage ban, enacted by voters in 2006, in federal court.

  • Dozens of Gay Rights Activists Arrested in Idaho

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Police have arrested dozens of gay rights activists, saying their protest blocked entrances to the Idaho Senate chambers for more than two hours.

  • Gay Marriage Tax Debate Delayed in Idaho House

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A House panel delayed discussion of new rules forbidding same-sex couples legally married elsewhere from filing joint Idaho income tax returns.

  • Gay Rights Activists Gather Again at Idaho Capitol

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than 200 gay rights demonstrators descended on the Idaho Capitol, with placard-holding, flag-bearing activists filling multiple rotunda floors as they sought again to convince Republican lawmakers to hold a hearing on a bill to protect gays and lesbians from discrimination.

  • Gay Rights Protesters Block Idaho Senate Again

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — At least 25 gay rights protesters again blocked the main entrance to the Idaho Senate, saying they're willing to be arrested in their effort to get majority Republican lawmakers to take up a bill promoting anti-discrimination protections.

  • Idaho AG Motions to Dismiss Same-Sex Marriage Case

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden filed a motion Thursday seeking to dismiss a lawsuit that challenges the state's voter-approved same-sex marriage ban.

  • Idaho Couples Ask Judge to Rule on Gay Marriage

    Four couples suing the state over Idaho's ban on same-sex marriage are asking a federal judge to rule in their favor without a trial, contending the facts of the case and recent federal court rulings elsewhere make it clear that Idaho's marriage laws violate the Constitution.

  • Idaho House Panel OKs Tax Rules For Same-Sex Couples

    Lawmakers approved a rule requiring same-sex couples who are legally married in other states but live in Idaho to file their state income taxes separately - even though they can file their federal taxes jointly.

  • Idaho Police Arrest More Gay Rights Activists at Statehouse

    About four dozen gay rights activists were arrested at the Idaho Statehouse Thursday afternoon.

  • Judge Lets Idaho AG Enter Same-Sex Marriage Case

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge says Idaho's attorney general can intervene in a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage, even though Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter is already a party in the case.

  • Rep. Luker Withdraws Bill Allowing Denial of Services Based on Religious Belief

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A lawmaker promoting disputed legislation to protect religious people who refuse to serve gays, lesbians and others to whom they object from lawsuits says he'll withdraw the bill, for now.

  • Women Aim to Block Idaho From Gay Marriage Fight

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Four couples challenging Idaho's gay marriage ban this week asked a federal judge to block the state from intervening in their lawsuit, arguing such a move would unnecessarily add to their workload and complicate the case.