Idaho Marriage Equality Decision Stay to Remain in Place

Written by scott on May 21st, 2014

IdahoThe Ninth Circuit decided to extend the stay on the Idahos marriage equality decision until the appeal is decided, but they did expedite that appeal.

Equality on Trial reports:

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an order in Latta v. Otter, the challenge to Idaho’s same-sex marriage ban, fast-tracking the state’s appeal and issuing a stay of the federal magistrate judge’s decision… Today’s order grants that stay, relying on the Supreme Court’s decision to stay the decision in the Utah same-sex marriage case. Judges Edward Leavy, Consuelo Callahan, and Andrew Hurwitz also decided, on their own, to fast-track the appeal, with the briefing completed by late July: “The opening brief(s) are due June 19, 2014; the answering brief(s) are due July 18, 2014; and the optional reply brief(s) are due within 14 days after service of the answering brief(s).” The order also sets oral arguments for the week of September 8.

So now Idaho same sex couples have to wait until at least September to get married.

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