Sunday, November 10, 2013

Federal Lawsuit Challenges Idaho's Refusal To Permit or Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

A suit was filed Friday in an Idaho federal district court challenging the constitutionality of Idaho's laws that exclude same-sex couples from marrying in the state, and refuse to recognize marriages of same-sex couples entered into lawfully elsewhere.  The complaint (full text) in Latta v. Otter, (D ID, filed 11/8/2013), claims that Idaho Const. art. III, § 28 and Idaho Code §§ 32-201 and 32-209 violate the due process and equal protection clauses of the 14th Amendment. The National Center for Lesbian Rights issued a press release on the case. [Thanks to Alliance Alert for the lead.]