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Idaho Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down

Yet another state's law declared unconstitutional

(Newser) - Same-sex couples in Idaho could get married as soon as Friday morning after a federal judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban, saying it is unconstitutional and wrongly relegates same-sex couples to second-class citizen status. The judge said the state must start issuing same-sex marriage licenses beginning at... More »

New Law Means Idaho Sues Feds if Health Reform Is Enacted

State's 'sovereignty' at stake: governor

(Newser) - Idaho’s Republican governor signed into law today a bill that requires the state’s attorney general to sue the federal government if health-care reform is enacted that mandates coverage for individuals or business. “I put a real high priority on the sovereignty of the state of Idaho,”... More »

Craig Will Leave Senate After All: Aide

Disgraced Republican will focus on repairing image in courts, Senate

(Newser) - Larry Craig has reversed course and will resign his Senate seat, his spokesman told the AP today. “The most likely scenario, by far, is that by October there will be a new senator from Idaho,” the spokesman said, after reports surfaced that the conservative Republican was reconsidering plans... More »

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