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    Judge strikes down Idaho's same-sex marriage ban

    BOISE -- A federal judge has issued an injunction that will block enforcement of Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage, effective Friday morning.U.S. District Magistrate Candy Dale issued a memorandum decision and order this afternoon in the case of four same-sex couples who challenged the constitutionality of Idaho’s marriage laws, which voters approved as an amendment to the state constitution in 2006.
    Gov. Butch Otter is appealing the injunction. Unless a higher court grants that appeal, Idaho must allow same-sex marriage, and recognition of existing legal same-sex marriages after 9 a.m. Friday.
    Here is the full statement from Gov. Otter:
    “In 2006, the people of Idaho exercised their fundamental right, reaffirming that marriage is the union of a man and a woman. Today’s decision, while disappointing, is a small setback in a long-term battle that will end at the U.S. Supreme Court. I am firmly committed to upholding the will of the people and defending our Constitution.”


    Read more @: Judge strikes down Idaho's same-sex marriage ban | KTVB.COM Boise

    Keep the equality tide rolling


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    Re: Judge strikes down Idaho's same-sex marriage ban

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    my question to you is:

    are you not one one the people on this forum who believes democracy and "will of the people"

    since this is a constitutional amendment which the people approved of........

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    Re: Judge strikes down Idaho's same-sex marriage ban

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    my question to you is:

    are you not one one the people on this forum who believes democracy and "will of the people"

    since this is a constitutional amendment which the people approved of........
    I believe in a mixture of delegate and trustee representation. I dont believe in absolutes where a representative or our country should simply rely on the "peoples will" or where the representative or governmnet should simply just ignore the people.


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    Re: Judge strikes down Idaho's same-sex marriage ban

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I believe in a mixture of delegate and trustee representation. I dont believe in absolutes where a representative or our country should simply rely on the "peoples will" or where the representative or governmnet should simply just ignore the people.
    lets put this into perspective...


    in many parts of america, local referendums have been used to take away rights of property owners, to want to have smoking in their business [ creating a local law]......this is what is know as direct referendum or direct democracy

    and it has been applauded by the left....is using this sort of action.

    this story deals with a state referendum, in which the whole state voted.......meaning the whole state used direct democracy to institute a constitutional amendment to the state......and the left is against it?


    so much for democracy .when the left does not like it!


    i myself say that direct democracy is a terrible thing [referendums], the founders hated them because it did not secure the rights of individuals citizens....as we see with smoking bans......and you saw with a constitutional amendment.
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    Re: Judge strikes down Idaho's same-sex marriage ban

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    my question to you is:

    are you not one one the people on this forum who believes democracy and "will of the people"

    since this is a constitutional amendment which the people approved of........
    It's only the people when they agree with him, otherwise it's the force of government. Like any good socialist.
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    Re: Judge strikes down Idaho's same-sex marriage ban

    Won't survive appeals.

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    Re: Judge strikes down Idaho's same-sex marriage ban

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    It's only the people when they agree with him, otherwise it's the force of government. Like any good socialist.
    Or maybe you just misunderstand the foundation of their beliefs.

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    Idaho same-sex marriage ban overturned in federal court

    Idaho same-sex marriage ban overturned in federal court | MSNBC

    Idaho same-sex marriage ban overturned in federal court

    05/13/14 08:54 PM—UPDATED 05/13/14 09:06 PM

    A federal judge has struck down Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage.
    One week after hearing oral arguments in the case Latta v. Otter, sponsored by the National Center for Lesbian Rights, U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale found the state’s voter-approved amendment that prohibits gay couples from marrying to be unconstitutional. She joins federal judges in several other red states – including Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, Texas, Michigan, and most recently, Arkansas – in overturning similar bans.Dale ordered clerks to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples starting on Friday.
    In her opinion, Dale wrote that the right to marry is fundamental, one which Idaho’s laws wrongfully deny its gay and lesbian citizens. The U.S. Supreme Court has referenced the fundamental right to marry in at least 10 separate instances – most recently, in the landmark United States v. Windsor decision, which gutted the Defense of Marriage Act and cleared the way for federal agencies to begin recognizing same-sex marriages.
    Backup links:
    Gay couples could wed in Idaho as soon as Friday - The Washington Post
    Judge Strikes Down Idaho Ban on Same-Sex Marriage - WSJ.com
    Idaho Same-Sex Marriage Ban Struck Down by Federal Judge (1) - Businessweek
    Gay couples could wed in Idaho as soon as Friday - WVVA TV Bluefield Beckley WV News, Weather and Sports
    Gay couples could wed in Idaho as soon as Friday - WSET.com - ABC13


    another one goes down, equality just keeps winning and the victories large and small keep rolling in.

    Changes/Updates in RED
    5/13/14 Version 10.0

    25 States with Equal Rights (5 pending/stay)

    Massachusetts - May 17, 2004
    Connecticut - November 12, 2008
    Iowa - April 27, 2009
    Vermont - September 1, 2009
    New Hampshire - January 1, 2010
    Washing D.C. - March 9, 2010
    FALL OF DADT Dec 18, 2010
    New York - July 24, 2011
    Washington - December 6, 2012
    Maine - December 29, 2012
    Maryland - January 1, 2013
    FALL OF DOMA - June 26, 2013
    California - June 28, 2013
    Delaware - July 1, 2013
    Rhode Island - August 1, 2013
    Minnesota - August 1, 2013
    New Jersey - October 21, 2013
    Illinois - (ruled on Nov 20th 2013) June 1, 2014 effective
    Hawaii - December 2, 2013
    New Mexico – December 19, 2013
    Utah – December 20. 2013 ( Stayed and will be ruled on with OK)
    Oklahoma - ( Stayed and will be ruled on with UT)
    GSK v. Abbott Laboratories - January 21, 2014 (could be huge in gay rights, discrimination/heightened scrutiny)
    Kentucky - February 2/14/14 (Must recognize out-of-state marriages) which will lead to their ban being defeated
    Virginia - February 14/14 (Stayed)
    Texas - February 26/2014 (Stayed, pending 10th Circuit Court of Appeals)
    Michigan - March 21, 2014 (Stayed)
    Arkansas - May 5, 2014
    Idaho May 13, 2014

    22 States Working Towards Equal Rights

    15 States with Pending Court Cases to Establish Equal Rights[/B]
    Alabama
    Indiana (ruling for ONE marriage but other law suits following)
    Kansas
    Georgia
    Louisiana
    Mississippi
    Nebraska
    North Carolina
    Pennsylvania (June 14 Trial)
    South Carolina
    Tennessee (Direct US Constitution Challenge)(Prilim in and 3 couples are recognized, later broader ruling coming)
    West Virginia
    Wisconsin
    Wyoming


    5 States with Court Case(s) and Legislation to establish Equal Rights
    Arizona
    Florida
    Missouri
    Nevada
    Ohio (December 2013 trial) Trial had narrow ruling that Ohio will recognize OTHER state marriages but didn’t impact bans. New cases expected.

    3 States with Legislation to Establish Equal Rights
    Alaska
    Colorado
    Oregon

    thats 47 states that could have equal rights by 2016 and some much sooner!

    US Court of Appeals Tracker
    Map: Court Locator
    1st - all states have equal rights
    2nd - all states have equal rights
    3rd - pending
    4th - april/may court case
    5th- pending
    6th - pending
    7th- pending
    8th- two cases that the plaintiffs PLAN to take all the way up if needed but nothing pending
    9th- pending (statement released "as soon as possible")

    Also 3 State Attorney Generals no longer defending the constitutionality of bans, joining the case against them or reviewing their constitutionality
    Nevada
    Oregon
    Pennsylvania

    3 States that still have unequal rights and nothing pending to change it yet, that’s it 3
    Montana
    North Dakota
    South Dakota

    #EqualRightsAreWinning!!!!!!!!!!!!



    also please feel free to let me know of any corrections or updates that need made, equality is kicking so much ass its hard to keep up, thanks
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    Re: Judge strikes down Idaho's same-sex marriage ban

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more @: Judge strikes down Idaho's same-sex marriage ban | KTVB.COM Boise

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    Damn i just posted this but i guess since i did so in breaking news it will be ok?

    anyway yep, another victory for equal rights.
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    Re: Judge strikes down Idaho's same-sex marriage ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Or maybe you just misunderstand the foundation of their beliefs.
    No, I understand them quite well thank you.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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