The Court finds Idaho’s Marriage Laws unconstitutional
May 14, 2014 11:18 AM Subscribe
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A federal judge in Idaho has issued a ruling
(PDF) declaring Idaho's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional,
and today denied
Gov. Butch Otter's motion for a stay on her decision overturning Idaho's ban on same-sex marriages.Slate
: "Intriguingly, Dale applied “strict scrutiny” to her Due Process analysis and “heightened scrutiny” to her Equal Protection evaluation."
in the Idaho case, all women, include a couple who married in California in 2008, a couple married in New York in 2011 with an infant child, a Boise couple who have been together for 16 years, and a couple where one member is a veteran of the Idaho Army National Guard.
The last page of the ruling states that the injunction against the marriage ban and any other laws "to the extent they do not recognize same-sex marriages validly contracted outside Idaho or prohibit otherwise qualified same-sex couples from marrying in Idaho"
will take effect at 9:00 a.m. MDT on May 16, 2014.