Tag Archives: Butch Otter

IDAHO: Plaintiffs Oppose State’s Demand That SCOTUS Hear Marriage Appeal

The National Center for Lesbian Rights today filed a motion which opposes Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s petition that SCOTUS hear an appeal of his state’s same-sex marriage ruling. Equality Case Files has the motion: The Court has already granted four petitions for writs of certiorari to decide the questions presented in this case. There is no cause to add yet ...

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IDAHO: Ninth Circuit Court Denies Gov. Butch Otter’s Demand For En Banc Review

After referring the issue to the full roster of nonrecused judges, the Ninth Circuit Court has denied Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s demand for an en banc rehearing of his same-sex marriage appeal. The National Center For Lesbian Rights reacts: “The Ninth Circuit correctly recognized that there is no need to reconsider the panel’s decision that Idaho’s marriage ban violates basic ...

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IDAHO: Governor & AG Ask SCOTUS To Stop All Those Icky Same-Sex Marriages

Via the Associated Press: Idaho’s governor and attorney general have filed separate petitions to the U.S. Supreme Court, fighting against gay marriage and arguing that the state’s case has national consequences. Same-sex marriage has been legal in Idaho since an October ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which has struck down bans across the West. Attorney General ...

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IDAHO: State Ordered To Pay $400K To Lawyers For Marriage Equality Plantiffs

Via the Idaho Statesman: Idaho must pay more than $400,000 to the team of lawyers who successfully fought to overturn the state’s ban on gay marriage, a federal judge ruled. In her decision, U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale awarded an amount that is about 10 percent less than what the six lawyers requested. “Simply put, the case was neither easy ...

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IDAHO: Gov. Butch Otter Asks SCOTUS To Hear Same-Sex Marriage Appeal

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter today filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in which he demands that they hear the appeal from his state over any others. If this Court is prepared to decide the constitutionality of state man-woman marriage laws – as amicus believes it should – it is important that the Court have before it at least ...

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IDAHO: Gov. Butch Otter Keeps Trying

Via Boise’s NBC affiliate: Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter wants to file additional arguments in his attempt to have an 11-judge panel review the three-judge ruling that overturned Idaho’s gay marriage ban. Otter argued in a motion filed Wednesday with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that another reply is needed because a separate federal court has since upheld same-sex ...

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IDAHO: “Add The Four Words” Activists Crash Gov. Otter’s Halloween Party

Via Idaho’s Fox affiliate: Members of Idaho’s “Add the Four Words” used the Halloween holiday to take their message to Governor Butch Otter. Several gay and lesbian couples and their supporters dressed in full holiday apparel went to the Capitol to trick-or-treat with the Governor. They carried treat bags that read “another Idaho family who supports A.J. Baulkoff governor.” They ...

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IDAHO: Otter Vows To Keep Fighting

Via the Huffington Post: Idaho Gov. Butch Otter (R) vowed Thursday to keep fighting a U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing same-sex marriage in his state, even as that effort costs Idaho tens of thousands of dollars. “I’m not ready to surrender to a few folks in black robes,” Otter said during a gubernatorial debate. “I’m not ready to surrender the ...

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip recap: “The number of states with marriage has gone up yet again this week. Only a handful of states are still trying to defend their marriage bans, and they’re quickly running out of ways to delay their inevitable loss. A straight couple in Kansas has filed a new anti-gay lawsuit, and it’s nuts. A federal judge just ruled against ...

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IDAHO: Gov. Butch Otter To File En Banc Marriage Appeal With Ninth Circuit Court
UPDATE: AG To Appeal To SCOTUS

Via the Spokesman-Review: Idaho Gov. Butch Otter announced today that he’s filing a petition with the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals for an en banc re-hearing of Idaho’s same-sex marriage case. “I will continue defending Idahoans’ self determination and the will of Idaho voters who decided that traditional marriage is a core principle of our society,” Otter said in ...

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Seen In Idaho

An Idaho family is ever so pissed about gay marriage and has painted slogans on their cars. The family has stamped statements that read “God isn’t dead,” “Just say no to same-sex marriage,” and “Homosexuality is a sin” among other things on their car windows. “This is kind our little way of protesting the homosexual extremist movement,” Justin said. The ...

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Quote Of The Day: Idaho Gov. Butch Otter

“The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has issued its mandate for enforcement of decisions overturning the Idaho Constitution’s prohibition on same-sex marriage effective at 10 a.m. MDT, 9 a.m. PDT on Wednesday, October 15. I continue to believe that the federal courts are mistaken in abandoning the sanctity of traditional marriage and in undermining the will of Idaho voters ...

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IDAHO: Gov. Otter Isn’t Surrendering On Same-Sex Marriage After All

On Friday night, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter seemed like he was surrendering the fight against same-sex marriage, saying, “We are a nation of laws. Idaho now should proceed with civility and in an orderly manner to comply with any forthcoming order from the 9th Circuit.” Today we hear differently. The 9th Circuit asked the state to respond to the plaintiffs’ ...

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IDAHO: Gov. Butch Otter Surrenders, Marriage Licenses Issued In One County

“The Supreme Court’s order lifting Justice Kennedy’s stay effectively allows same-sex marriage in Idaho as soon as the 9th Circuit directs compliance with its decision. I disagree with the court’s conclusion, which negates the 2006 vote of the people of Idaho, is contrary to the values of most Idahoans, and undermines fundamental states’ rights. But we are a nation of ...

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NEVADA: Anti-Gay Group Joins Idaho’s Petition For En Banc Review By Ninth
UPDATE: Marriages Are Back On In Nevada

The Coalition For The Protection Of Marriage, who defended Nevada’s marriage ban after the governor and attorney general dropped their appeals, has joined Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s request for an emergency stay until an en banc rehearing by the Ninth Circuit Court. Early this morning Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy issued a stay order that some media outlets are reporting ...

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IDAHO: Gov. Butch Otter Requests Marriage Stay Pending En Banc Review
UPDATE: Justice Kennedy Issues Stay

Via the Idaho Statesman: Earlier this morning, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter filed a motion with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals seeking a stay pending appeal of the court’s ruling Tuesday that Idaho’s law banning gay marriage is unconstitutional be stayed pending an appeal. Without the stay, county clerks throughout Idaho will be compelled to begin issuing mariage licenses to ...

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IDAHO: Governor Asks Ninth Circuit Court For En Banc Marriage Overturn Review

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter (seriously) has filed a motion to have his state’s marriage equality case heard by the full Ninth Circuit Court rather than the usual three-judge panel. “Because the marriage issue is so passionately contested and so divisive among the citizenry, the perception of the legitimacy of this court’s resolution of it must be of paramount concern,” attorneys ...

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IDAHO: NCLR Files Stay Opposition Brief With Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals

The National Center for Lesbian Rights has filed their motion in opposition to the stay demand made yesterday to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals by Idaho Gov. Butch Otter (seriously.) View the full ruling at my Scribd account and pull out the best parts. FUN FACT: Marriage defender Gov. Butch Otter’s first wife of 28 years was named Gay. ...

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IDAHO: We’re Getting Ready, Just In Case

Idaho county clerks say they are preparing for a rush of gay couples seeking marriage licenses tomorrow in the event that Gov. Butch Otter (seriously) doesn’t get his stay from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Ada County Clerk Chris Rich said his staff also is preparing for a media onslaught. “They are more apprehensive about the media focus and ...

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IDAHO: Governor Asks Ninth Circuit Court To Stop Friday’s Same-Sex Marriages

Having been rejected today by the district court that overturned Idaho’s marriage ban, Gov. Butch Otter (seriously) tonight took his stay demand to the Ninth Circuit Court. Same-sex marriages are due to commence Friday morning. Chris Geidner reports at Buzzfeed: “Absent the stay requested by Governor Otter’s emergency motion, there will be a repetition in Idaho of the unseemly chaos, ...

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