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With no chance in hell, Idaho's anti-gay governor tries to stop the gays from marrying

BOISE, Idaho -- Gov. Butch Otter is staking out claim as the nation's most homophobic state leader, today declaring that he will try to stop gay and lesbian couples from continuing to marry in the Gem State.

Idaho failed to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to issue a stay that would have halted gay marriages in that state, so the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals dissolved its temporary stay and allowed gay weddings to resume a week ago.

Alaska, Idaho, Nevada and allegations the Ninth Circuit is biased toward gay marriage

SAN FRANCISCO, California - Alaska's Republican Attorney General Michael C. Geraghty late Monday filed an appeal of Sunday's gay-marriage ruling with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

As same-sex couples began marrying in Barrow, Alaska, the AG also asked for an emergency motion for a stay pending the appeal.

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Act of love: Straight community rallies to re-do the gay wedding marred by homophobic slurs

CORONADO, California -- Coronado -- or “The Island,” as some locals call it -- is usually a place to unwind, celebrate and feel welcomed. Beautiful beaches, locally owned businesses and historic landmarks give Coronado the unmistakable feel of a relaxed island community, New England-style. But that was not the case for Arizona couple Oscar De Las Salas and Gary Jackson on their wedding day, so a group of four women vowed to find out why and try to make it right on behalf of the entire community.

Seventh Circuit mandates gay marriage for Indiana

CHICAGO, Illinois -- The day after the U.S. Supreme Court let stand the gay-marriage ruling by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the appellate court today issued the Baskin mandate ordering Indiana to legalize same-sex marriage. This is a mere formality, but a necessary legal move to ensure that the red state follows the law.

The mandate can be viewed below, courtesy of Lambda Legal, a litigant for plaintiffs in the Baskin case.

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Keep a sharp eye on Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals gay-marriage cases

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana -- The always controversial, deeply conservative Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will soon take up gay-marriage cases out of Texas and Louisiana, where two district judges came up with diabolically opposite rulings.

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Supreme Court ignores gay-marriage cases, for now

WASHINGTON DC -- Gay marriage will not immediately be on the docket at the U.S. Supreme Court this term after the nine justices failed to take up any of the five cases that have been appealed to the nation's high court.

The justices met Monday in closed session to choose which cases to deliberate in the term that begins next week. They could have picked one of the gay marriage cases, some of them, all of them or none of them.

The cases involved Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.

News analysis: Fourth Circuit's "strict scrutiny" opinion on gay marriage is huge

Today's opinion by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upholding a lower court's ruling that Virginia's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional just may be a bigger deal than the one by the Tenth Circuit in the Utah and Oklahoma cases.

Why?

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Five (or so) questions put to superlawyer Ted Olson about gay marriage and Prop 8

Superlawyers Ted Olson and David Boies have a new book, Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality, their account of taking on California's Proposition 8, getting it ruled unconstitutional and moving marriage equality forward. And since the publication of Jo Becker's controversial Forcing the Spring, it's fair to say that the Prop 8 legal team, and, more so, Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin, who formed the American Foundation for Equal Rights and hired Olson and Boies to take on Prop 8, have been on the defensive.

Three years gone but never forgotten: a tribute to a lost love, and a pledge for equality

It was a Saturday like any other.

Usually he woke up first, but that morning I woke up before him. I woke up next to him, the love of my life, just as I had almost every other morning throughout the six years we had been together.

We started our normal routine. We had breakfast and did a workout. We got in a small argument, like every couple is prone to do, over something insignificant in the greater scheme of things.

I showered. He left. We never said goodbye.

Dolly Parton speaks out on gay marriage

Same-sex marriage might not be recognized in Dolly Parton's native Tennessee, but the blond bombshell supports equality for all.

"I didn’t know any gay people in my childhood. I do have a lot of gays in my family now, but some will never come out," the singer, who was one of 12 children in a Pentecostal family living in Locust Ridge, Tenn., told Britain's Event magazine, per an article featured on the Daily Mail's website.

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