In 2006, the people of Idaho voted to have a constitutional amendment ratified which defined “marriage” as between one man and one woman. (Absurd.) It’s been eight years since this vote. Do we think the tides may have changed in this, the third most conservative state in the American union? We can only hope.
In November of last year, a case was brought before the Idaho federal court on behalf of four lesbian couples petitioning for marriage licenses.
Latta v. Otter is a 2013-2014 Idaho federal court case challenging the constitutional marriage ban and corresponding statutes, as well as state recognition of out-of-state marriages. The case was filed on November 8, 2013 under case number 1:13-cv-482, and was assigned to Judge Candy Dale.
A hearing is scheduled for May 5, 2014. Hopefully, we get some good news then.
Read the case notes here.
(It’s good to know Idahoans are not giving up.)