A lawsuit filed against Idaho's governor and other state officials on the constitutionality of Idaho's gay marriage laws will move to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals this September.
The Columbia Law School Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic has filed an amicus brief in favor of the plaintiffs in the case, arguing two provisions of the U.S. Constitution are being directly violated by Idaho regulations against gay marriage. U.S. District Magistrate Candy Dale ruled in favor of the plaintiffs earlier in May at the federal court level, stating the current Idaho laws deny gays and lesbians fundamental marriage rights. After the ruling, Idaho Gov. Butch "C.L." Otter appealed the decision, moving it to the 9th US. Circuit Court of Appeals.