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Another one struck down: Idaho’s marriage equality ban is ruled unconstitutional

A federal magistrate judge struck down Idaho’s ban on marriage equality Tuesday evening, ruling that it excludes same-sex couples from a personal choice heterosexual couples take for granted, the Idaho Statesman reported. “Idaho’s Marriage Laws deny same-sex couples the economic, practical, emotional, and spiritual benefits of marriage, relegating each couple…

Idaho Republicans consider ousting colleague who pleaded guilty to rape charges

On Tuesday, an Idaho state senator called on his colleague to resign when it came to light that the fellow state lawmaker entered a guilty plea to rape charges in 1974. The Associated Press reported that state Sen. Fred Martin (R-Boise) called on state Rep. Mark Patterson (R) to step…