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IDAHO: Marriage Case Begins Monday

Idaho's marriage equality case begins on Monday in federal court.
Four Boise-based same-sex couples are challenging Idaho’s constitutional ban after Ada County refused to issue marriage certificates or recognize marriages from other states. Similar bans in other states, including Utah’s, have recently been struck down in district-level federal courts and are under appeal. The Idaho suit was filed in November against Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and Ada County Clerk Chris Rich. In their request, the couples argue that Idaho’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples violates the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the U.S. Constitution. Argument will be heard before Chief United States Magistrate Judge Candy W. Dale at 9:30 a.m.
The lawsuit was brought by the National Center for Lesbian Rights.

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