Idaho Same-sex Marriage Stayed by Ninth Circuit

Idaho Same-sex Marriage Stayed by Ninth Circuit

No great surprise, here. The Ninth Circuit granted Governor Otto’s request for a  stay pending appeal of the Idaho same-sex marriage ruling. The order sets an expedited briefing schedule, which should wrap up before the end of July. The court calendared the case for the week of September 8 in San Francisco. The Ninth Circuit motion’s panel had initially granted a stay… Read more →

Oregon Moves to End Appeal by NOM

Oregon Moves to End Appeal by NOM

Tuesday, Oregon moved to dismiss the appeal of the district court’s refusal to allow the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) to intervene in the state’s same-sex marriage litigation. Oregon asserts that the appeal is moot because the court below has fully disposed of the matter and that the state will not appeal that final judgment. With no case left in… Read more →

Ninth Circuit Bollixed Up On Gay Discrimination

Ninth Circuit Bollixed Up On Gay Discrimination

Same-sex marriage cases are arriving at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals at a remarkable clip. Unfortunately, the Ninth Circuit has ground to halt on all things gay, while the circuit judges squabble over just how skeptically courts in the circuit should regard laws that discriminate based on sexual orientation. More than two years ago, an argument over striking a… Read more →